As the fashion guru Giorgio Armani puts it, “The so-called elegance is not an instant, but always remembered.” An elegant wine is also true.
So, what factors do you need to pay attention to when brewing a classic wine? Do you know?
The pruned vines have fewer branches, so the vines can store the aroma, sugar and acidity more in the grape fruit. In the management of vineyards, quantity and quality cannot be combined at the same time. The fruity aroma and the aroma of a glass of wine are of course inseparable from the meticulous trimming work.
2, picking method
In-depth, the way in which wine grapes are picked is related to the quality of this wine. In the process of hand picking, workers can carefully select the best bunches of maturity, and the wines will consistently maintain the highest quality.
From an anthropological point of view, we can understand the ageing of wine: as the years go by, we lose our innocence and vitality, but we become more intelligent and mature.
Grapes with high maturity will be more intense, while grapes grown from old vines may also produce a more balanced fruit flavor. Although the yield is lower, the quality of the grapes is still excellent.
4. Control the fermentation temperature
Fermentation is the most important step in winemaking, and the fermentation temperature is controlled to ensure that the yeast can perform its function. Carbon dioxide and heat are produced during the conversion of sugar into alcohol, and too much temperature can cause yeast to die. By controlling the fermentation temperature, winemakers can maintain the aroma and freshness of white wines, while red wines absorb more pigments for better coloration.
5, the mud
During the fermentation process, after the sugar is converted into alcohol, the yeast ends its short life, and a large amount of yeast gathers at the bottom of the tank or at the bottom of the bucket. When the wine comes into contact with these yeast cells (or distiller's grains), it can increase the richness and texture of the wine, especially white wine and sparkling wine. These wines become more complex over time and have a more pronounced taste.
6, sealing the bottle
Corks certainly affect the quality of the wine. Some wines have a huge ageing potential and need to be bottled in a micro-oxygen environment. The bottle is properly sealed and can reduce the damage of the wine during transportation and sales and stabilize the quality of the wine.
Winemaking is not difficult, but brewing a great wine is the ideal that countless winemakers have pursued throughout their lives. An excellent wine, from planting, harvesting, and brewing, must be exhausted, and it is indispensable for people.
So, when you meet a favorite wine, just cherish it!