Vinification is the process that transforms the grapes into wine. The process of vinification differ from region to region, financial state of the winery and the grape types. The harvesting time and the type of oak used for aging are based on the region in which the wine grapes are grown.

Wine making process involves the following stages:

  • The first step in wine making process is Harvesting or Picking. Grapes should be harvested at the right time in order to make good wine. Harvesting can be done either mechanically or by hand.
  • The process of separating the grapes from the stems and cluster parts is called Destemming. Some of the wine makers keep some fragments of the stem to increase the wine tannin.
  • After destemming the grapes are crushed to extract the juice from the skin. This is done before the fermentation process begins. In the olden days bare feet is used to extract the grape juice, now a day machines like crushers are used.
  • Separation of grape juice and the skin is named as pressing. After crushing the grape juice will flow freely, selected wineries use pressers to make sure maximum juice is released.
  • Once the grapes are pressed they are introduced into the process of fermentation. During this process the grape juice are converted into alcoholic beverage. The yeast interacts with the sugar in the grape juice and converts them into ethanol and carbon dioxide.
  • Once the wine is purified and refined, they are preserved with sulfur dioxide or potassium sorbate. During the natural process of fermentation a minimum amount of sulfites are produced, but more is added for the use of commercial preservation.
  • Wines are aged for a particular amount of time to get more welcoming wine. Once after purification, the wines are moved to wooden barrels for aging. Metal vats, concrete vats and glass carboys are also used in some cases to increase the flavor.
  • After aging, the wines are bottled. During the process of bottling a final dose of sulfite is added to the wine to prevent it from uninvited fermentation in the bottle. The bottles are then sealed with cork and screw caps.

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PM & Vänner is located in a privileged location between Copenhagen and Stockholm, holding one of the largest wine cellars of Scandinavia with a stock of 15,000 bottles on a unique archive. Inspired by the nature of their forest, lakes and meadows, PM & Vänner is a world class destination for any wine lover.

From November 2017, the Scandinavian specialist will be offering customers the opportunity to enjoy a special selection of award-winning wines from this year’s DWWA. Customers will be able to enjoy a special price when selecting a wine from their DWWA wine list.

The DWWA 2017 winning wines on offer are:

  • Torres, Mas la Plana, Penedès, Mainland Spain, Spain 2012
  • Kir Yianni, Ramnista Xinomavro, Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece 2013
  • Fonseca, 20 Year Old Tawny, Port, Portugal NV
  • Château Tour Seran, Cru Bourgeois, Médoc, Bordeaux, France 2011
  • Château Rollan de By, Cru Bourgeois, Médoc, Bordeaux, France 2012
  • Emilio Lustau, Pata de Gallina Almacenista Juan Garcia Jarana, Oloroso, Sherry, Spain NV
  • Charles Heidsieck, Blanc des Millénaires Brut, Champagne, Champagne, France 1995
  • Henriot, Rosé Brut, Champagne, Champagne, France NV
  • Belisario, Cambrugiano, Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva, Le Marche, Italy 2014
  • Weingut Kracher, Nummer 4 Welschriesling Trockenbeerenauslese, Not applicable, Burgenland, Austria 2013

See full DWWA 2017 results

Promotion period:  November –  December 2017
Address: Västergatan 10, 352 31 Växjö, Sweden
Website: http://www.pmrestauranger.se

 

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