Use of Technology

 

Use of Technology

Many time-honored vinting traditions have been replaced by modern technology.

  1. Grape harvesting and destemming are no longer done manually. Today we use mechanical harvesting and destemmer machines with minimum damage to the grape.
  2. Grape pomace was formerly pressed with a screw press. Today the pomace is pressed with pneumatic bladder presses.
  3. Once fermented with grape stems, grapes are now fermented without stems (except carbonic maceration).
  4. Grapes were fermented in open-air casks without  temperature control. Today all fermentation occurs in refrigerated fermenters with temperature control, enabling the winemaker to accurately control his fermenting cycle.
  5. Wine was stored in open casks or barrels. Today wine is stored in closed tanks and sparged with co2 to avoid oxidation.