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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Cruz del Alto vineyard in Luján de Cuyo

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Latest figures show that Argentinian winery Trivento has once again increased its sales across Europe in general – and particularly in the UK – between 2018-2019. Notably, Trivento Reserve has solidified its leadership as the top-selling Argentinian brand in Europe.

According to the IWSR, a global firm researching alcoholic beverage trends, Trivento Reserve continues to be the top-selling Argentinian brand in Europe, a position that it first achieved in 2013.

Additionally, Trivento Reserve continues to be the most widely distributed Argentinian brand globally, reaching over 100 markets in the world. This means that today you can find Trivento wines in stores in almost every European country.

The signature wine of the company, Trivento Reserve Malbec, increased sales volume by 32% in 2018-2019, which represents over 628,000 nine-litre boxes of wine. Sales of Trivento represent 6.52% of the total Argentinian wine market share in Europe, an increase of 1.2% from the previous year.

Positioning Trivento as a leader in the British market is a result of careful planning and development in conjunction with the principal wine retailers in the UK. The decision to grow the brand and compete with other wines in the European market came after several years’ involvement sponsoring Premiership Rugby and more recently the Discovery Channel.

Trivento Reserve Malbec

Focus on Malbec

Germán Di Cesare, Trivento’s chief winemaker, is convinced that Malbec still has considerable potential for growth. ‘We have to keep working on terroirs and blends, with special considerations, to create bold, challenging and authentic Malbecs,’ he says.

In Argentina, and especially Mendoza, Malbec has found a climate and soils that allow for its best expression. For over 20 years, Malbec has played a critical role in Argentina’s success in the global winemaking scene. In Argentina, 20% of vineyards are planted to this variety; at Trivento, that figure is 40%.

The charm of Trivento Reserve Malbec, ever seductive and gentle, has been noted worldwide. ‘When we blend terroirs or micro-terroirs, the universe of sensations opens a new dimension,’ explains Di Césare. ‘Golden Reserve Malbec is a blend of micro-terroirs from Lújan de Cuyo: Perdriel, Vistalba, Agrelo and Las Compuertas. The aromatic profile is amplified, textures are softer and fuller, with elegant tannins,’ he adds.

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