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What Is Terroir?

What Is Terroir?

A winemaker in Burgundy, France vinifies Pinot Noir from the famous Dijon clone. A winemaker in the Willamette Valley of Oregon does the same. Tasting these wines side by side there are significant differences in quality and structure. Our Oregon winemaker has the same clone planted in two different vineyards a few miles from each […]

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Residual Sugar: Wine Manipulator & Magician

Residual Sugar: Wine Manipulator & Magician

Sugar is one of the fundamental components necessary to produce a successfully balanced wine and yet, at the same time, it can be one of the greatest manipulators of a wine’s final flavor. On the fundamental side, sugar essentially creates wine. Yeast cells consume the natural sugars in grape juice and convert them into ethanol/alcohol during fermentation. […]

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