Lecture 07

Lecture 07 - MAKING TABLE WINES WHITE MAKING LEC 7 WINE...

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MAKING TABLE WINES WHITE MAKING TABLE WINES WHITE WINE PRODUCTION WINE PRODUCTION LEC 7 LEC 7 When the ballots were cast…. . The four winning whites were, in order, Chateau Montelena ’73 from Napa, French Meursault- Charmes ’73 and two other Californians, Chalone ’74 from Monterey County and Napa’s Spring Mountain ’73. The U.S. winners are little known to wine lovers, since they are in short supply even in California and rather expensive ($6 plus). Jim Barrett, Montelena’s general manager and part owner, said: “Not bad for kids from the sticks.” Judgment of Paris TIME June 7, 1976
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WHITE WINE PRODUCTION WHITE WINE PRODUCTION Decision Network Decision Network adjustments Pressing stragtegy Crush procedure Harvest date $ for grapes GRAPES Malo- lactic Temp control Barrel or tank Yeast innoc yes/no SO 2 or organic FERMEN- TATION
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WHITE WINE PRODUCTION WHITE WINE PRODUCTION Decision Network Decision Network Lees stirring % of new Oak Frech or American Oak Barrel aging period MO-OX POST FERM Marketing plan Release date Bottle aging Finnng & filtration Cold Stabiliz- ation FINAL STEPS
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WHITE WINE PRODUCTION WHITE WINE PRODUCTION 1. GOALS -- Varietal flavor -- Grape vs. region -- Ripening issues -- Disease pressure 2. Varietal choices --See reader pg 7 --See Kolpan pg Chardonnay Sauvignon blanc Pinot gris Pinot blanc Viognier White Zinfandel (!)
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WHITE WINE PRODUCTION WHITE WINE PRODUCTION Harvesting Harvesting 1. GOALS -- Phenol extraction control -- Machine vs. hand pick -- Lugs (30lb vs gondolas) -- Oxygen exclusion (browning) 2. Other factors --What Brix --What pH --What TA --What else?
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WHITE WINE PRODUCTION WHITE WINE PRODUCTION Harvesting: Maturity Index Harvesting: Maturity Index 1. RIPNESS INDEX #A (BRIX)(pH) 2 = 200 – 260 (22 BRIX)(3.2) 2 = 225.3 (24 BRIX)(3.4) 2 = 311 2. RIPNESS INDEX #B BRIX/TA [in g/100 mL] = 30 – 32 22 BRIX/0.8 = 27.5 24 BRIX/0.8 = 30
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WHITE WINE PRODUCTION WHITE WINE PRODUCTION Harvesting: Measuring pH Harvesting: Measuring pH
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COMMON pH NUMBERS COMMON pH NUMBERS STRONG ACID 0 LIMES 1.0 LEMON JUICE 2.2 ORANGE JUICE 3.0 RIESLING 3.0+ CHRISP CHARDONNAY 3.1-3.3 SOFT CHARDONNAY 3.4-3.5 ROBUST PINOT NOIR 3.4-3.6 SOFT PINOT NOIR 3.8+ PURE WATER 7.0 SILVA 7.0 SEA WATER 8.1 AMMONIA 14
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Harvesting: Harvesting: Titrable Titrable Acidity Acidity
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WHITE WINE PRODUCTION WHITE WINE PRODUCTION
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