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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Hong-Kong based Ponti Wine Cellars provides customers with a comprehensive range of top-quality wines from all over the world.

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Established in 1988, Ponti Wine Cellars now operates five premium wine stores – four in Hong Kong including Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Happy Valley, Tai Hang and Sai Kung and one shop in Singapore.

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Online exclusive – Save 15% when you buy 1-5 award-winning wines and 20% when you buy six or more, now until 30 November 2020 (no promo code needed)

Glenelly, Estate Reserve Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2019

Silver, 91 points
Restrained aromas of white blossom, lemon and crunchy green apple with touches of sweet vanilla oak. Refreshing and bright.

Grgich Hills Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California, USA, 2017

Bronze, 89 points
Generous and toasty, showing ripe apricot, honeysuckle notes, marmalade, and a creamy texture balanced with sweet spice.

San Salvatore, Calpazio Greco, Paestum, Campania, Italy 2019

Bronze, 88 points
Subtle candied lemon and lime notes with a touch of minerality. Pleasant and juicy, charming.

Calabria Family Wines, Three Bridges Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia 2018

Bronze, 89 points
Vibrant and plush with layered red plum, liquorice and black pepper, then supple tannins and cinnamon oak to the palate.


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