Winemakers of the world - travelling abroad

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For all of us who are eager to share their passion of making good wines. Looking outside, thinking out of the box, blending ideas in travelling worldwide and outside our wine making comfort zone. Welcome aboard !

Winemak-in Admin
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1 year ago

in Australia, the new legislation permits the limited addition of water to high sugar must and juice to reduce the chance of problems arising during fermentation. The amendment establishes that water may be added to grape juice or must to reduce the sugar level of the juice or must to a minimum of 13.5 degrees Baumé.”
Whereas it is a good news for many winemakers, this new legislation may have some side effects and drawbacks, read more : https://indaily.com.au/eat-drink-explore/wine/2018/03/27/the-wine-industrys-year-of-the-snake/

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
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1 year ago

The Lighter Wines Programme is designed to position New Zealand as Number 1 in the world for high-quality, lower alcohol and lower calorie wines.
What are the trends in this categories ? Read the interview with Patrick Materman, chief winemaker at Pernod Ricard NZ
https://www.vitisphere.com/news-86785-Low-alcohol-wines-are-receiving-medals.html

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1 year ago

#Harvest18 #Sowa : Brown Juice Alert !
Grape juices that arrive at Vinlab (South Africa) seem to darken rapidly due to oxidation compared to previous vintages
According to Vinlab, this is probably due to increased phenolic content as a result of smaller berry sizes (higher skin:juice ratio) as well as variation in skin thickness. It is, therefore, not recommended to make adjustments based on results obtained from previous years. Read their recommandations in their last report
=> https://vinlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/180216_Harvest-Feedback-2.pdf

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
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1 year ago

Flash détente, a future trend for american wineries ?
The flash détente process gives winemakers another tool to craft style. It gives the wine more stability and allows you to create wine off the existing footprint of the grape instead of using additives to make up for lack of tannin or read more => https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2018/01/29/flash-detente-benefits-eastern-us-wine

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
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1 year ago

« The move toward alternative elevage is rapidly gaining traction. Some winemakers see it as a bit of experimentation. Others think having a mix of stainless steel, small oak, large oak, concrete, and clay in the cellar is akin to a chef having a range of pans, each suited to a different purpose. »
interesting piece of thought by Jamie Goode on maturation
read more here : https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-barrels-trends/

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2 years ago

the answer of Jamie Goode to the hypothesis of a link between rising level of CO2 and high alcohol in wine :
There's no doubting that climate change is having an effect on the world’s wine regions, and in many cases there are problems where harvest time is being pulled into summer conditions, where sugar levels rise rapidly in a short space of time, rather than the more customary autumnal conditions. But there’s no need to invoke a direct effect of higher CO2.
Read more => http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/wine-science/is-elevated-atmospheric-co2-to-blame-for-rising-alcohol-levels-in-wine

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