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.
South American Syrah

There is quality and consistency in South American Syrah

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South American Syrah

There is quality and consistency in South American Syrah

The post South American Syrah: Panel tastings results appeared first on Decanter.

South American Syrah

Alistair Cooper MW, Dirceu Vianna Junior MW and Peter Richards MW tasted 79 wines with four outstanding and 15 highly recommended.

Entry criteria: Producers and UK agents were invited to submit their latest-release, single-varietal (85% minimum) Syrahs from any South American region.

The verdict

Chile dominated this South American tasting, accounting for 70% of the wines tasted. While Argentina has the most Syrah vines planted, there were only 18 Argentinian wines submitted. Nonetheless, the results showed the potential of Syrah across the continent, with Outstanding wines from Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

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Top scoring South American Syrah wines

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{"wineId":"41911","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
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{"wineId":"41913","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"41914","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"41915","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"41916","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"41917","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"41920","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"41918","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"41919","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"41922","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"41923","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"41924","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
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The judges

Alistair Cooper MW

Having lived and worked in Chile and Argentina for various wineries, Cooper has been based in the UK since 2006. He writes for Jancis Robinson and Decanter as well as other publications. Currently president of Chile’s Catad’Or Wine Awards, he judges globally and is the global consultant buyer for United Cellars in Sydney.

Dirceu Vianna Junior MW

Originally from Brazil, Vianna studied forest engineering and law, before moving to London, where he began to work in the wine trade in 1990. In 2008, he became the first South American male to obtain the title of Master of Wine. He now works as a wine writer, educator, technical consultant and competition judge.

Peter Richards MW

The Decanter World Wine Awards Regional Chair for Chile, Richards is an award-winning broadcaster and writer as well as a leading global authority on Chilean wine. Together with his wife Susie Barrie MW, he co-hosts the Wine Blast podcast as well as the acclaimed Wine Festival Winchester.

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