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How do we produce wine?

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Harvesting

We taste and analyse the berries with our cultivars and wine styles in mind and adapt the harvest date accordingly. This process is generally largely influenced by the weather throughout the year leading up to harvest.

Crushing & Pressing

For the Crément we lightly press the berries. For the white we allow maceration before pressing and the duration on skins depends on the quality of the harvest.

Fermentation

After cold settling for the white and rosé we try to ferment the wines at cool temperatures. With the reds we do pump overs by hand, making the intervals between pump overs longer towards the end of fermentation.

Inspection & Bottling

This is a crucial step where our wine is honed down by taste, analysis and consequent adjustments before filtration and bottling.

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