The making of a masterpiece
Love is all that is needed to create a masterpiece, and the love of a winemaker stems from the experience of previous generations and continual everyday work is needed to create a flavoursome wine masterpiece.
Technological differences dictate the styles of future wine, and the harvest ends up under the press, whether it was collected by hand or by automatic equipment. Grape crests and grape seeds that are pressed together with the grapes give wine its astringency and its tannin.
Aging pulp is called maceration. If the must is in contact with the mashed peel of a dark grape for a long period of time, the outcome is red wine of a saturated colour. Rose wine gains its colour after brief contact with grape peels. During the process of making white wine, the grapes are separated from the grape crests and the must is filtered from any solid parts.
Modern day wine makers are in control of the fermentation process, thus they can cultivate a certain taste and aroma. By regulating the temperature of the fermentation, it is possible to alter the properties of wine. Lower temperatures help to retain the original fruit aromas and class properties of grape. Secondary malolactic fermentation transforms apple acid into lactic acid.
Wine aging is a process when wine is aged in special equipment and the best quality wines are aged in oak barrels. After some years of aging, the wine is bottled, undergoing the necessary intermediary steps of filtration and stabilization. Ready for sale, wine is distributed to stores and waits to be sold.