Ever wondered what journey the little grapes go on before ending up in the wine glass? Then wonder no longer with our easy to understand guide.
As ever, we aim to bring a little knowledge without the brain-ache!
FRUIT STARTS TO FLOWER
Various training methods are used to ensure maximum ripening of the fruit
Grower chooses to harvest during day or night & to pick by hand or machine
CRUSHING / PRESSING / DE-STEMMING
Fortunately it isn't done by feet anymore, but the results are the same!
This essential process is responsible for turning sugars into alcohol
Wooden barrels or steel tanks are used to allow the wine to mature & develop
This process converts harsh malic acid into softer, more palatable lactic acid
Wines are then sent for bottle ageing or to us to sell!
THE FINAL STAGE OF THE JOURNEY
And we believe the most important...