Wine-making Techniques that Add the Wow Factor

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The only thing better than a good wine is an excellent one. A great bottle of wine can offer you everything that excites and gratifies your senses: aromas so heady they'll leave traces in the air for hours after drinking, flavors long-lasting enough to last even when paired with food (even if it's just fruit), and more! But don't settle for anything less than memorable - it's your choice!

The wine-making process is a fascinating one that requires the mastery of many different skills. This article will guide you through the five of the most important techniques for crafting superlative wines!

Ensure that you have the best fruit, juice, and concentrate

You must have heard that wine is prepared in vineyards, right? Practically speaking, there are many factors that go into creating the perfect glass of wine. From grapes to yeast and barrel aging; it's not an easy task! But if you want something great - then make sure your fruit was top notch because this will help produce better results with every sip.

The process for making good quality alcohol starts by growing high-quality grapes rather than using poor ones since flavor influences everything else about how well the end product turns out.

Use Enzymes and Nutrients

The home wine-making process generally does not include the use of nutrients and enzymes. The major reason is that they are popular as harmful additives. However, they are not harmful, rather they prove beneficial for your wine. Yeasts need nutrients the most during the fermentation process as there may be a nutrient imbalance. There are different types of nutrients added at different times to assist yeast in converting sugar to alcohol.

Add Character to Wine

The use of oak vessels is as old as the wine-making process. Oak not only helps in storing wine but also adds a strong character to the wine. The flavors and aromas that are specifically added by keeping the wine in oak barrels are exceptional and cannot be found in any other wood or vessel.

Further, to add to the magic, you can use micro-oxidation through barrels and staves to enhance the complexity of the wine. Given that oak adds character to the wine, ensure that you do not over-oak the wine. Over-oaking may also result in the masking of the other hidden aromas and flavors in the wine.

Taste and Blend

There is no exact way to emphasize enough the importance of tasting. The period from fermentation to bottling requires patience at your end. During the aging to maturation period, you have to taste the wine repeatedly to assess the evolution regularly.

If you are aging the wine in oak barrels, it becomes even more important for you to taste the wine regularly. Excessive aging in oak barrels may lead to spoiled wine with excessive tannins, oak flavors, etc. Understand that if you have more than one barrel, you need to taste the sample individually from each barrel. Assuming that aging is at a similar stage in all the barrels might turn around like a grave mistake.

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Perform Delestage

For wine enthusiasts who love their red wines bold and thick but also like to have them young, delestage is the answer. It is a fermentation technique used to extract phenolic compounds. Then, the juice is oxygenated to produce a wine with less astringent and more fruit character.

Next time you are making wine, use these tips to craft an excellent wine. Then, have that wine in Palavino Glasses that are made using eco-friendly material. They are universal and can complement all types of wine

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