A harvest worker cuts ripe red grapesA harvest worker cuts ripe red grapes

Step-by-step breakdown

Most red grapes are used to make red wine. However, winemakers can also press them to produce rosé wine or Blanc de noirs.

Whether white, red or rosé: To make a wine, you need ripe grapes, yeast – and time.

Step 1
The winemaker harvests the ripe red grapes.

Step 2
The grapes are destemmed and crushed.

Step 3
Yeast helps kickstart the alcoholic fermentation. Next, the grapes are pressed.

Step 4
The mash rests for several days before being pressed.

Step 5
Ageing or maturing in wooden barrels, stainless steel tank, concrete tanks or clay amphorae.

Step 6
Malolactic fermentation (MLA) almost always takes place to reduce the acidity in red wine.

Step 7
The grape juice is clarified, stabilised and filtered.

Step 8
The wine is bottled, corked and labelled. Sometimes, the red wine is aged for months or years before being put on the market.

Do you know what pomace is? Pomace is a by-product of winemaking. It is the residue left behind after pressing, consisting of skins and seeds. It is often used to make premium spirits such as grappa.

Production process

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