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.

Now until 31 December 2020, ASC Fine Wines is offering special discounted packages on a selection of 90+ point wines.

ASC DWWA 2020 wines

From 95 point Australian Viognier by Yalumba to award-winning Burgundy from Louis Jadot, Taylor’s LBV Port and ‘a bright, fresh splash of fruit’ with Robert Mondavi’s California Zinfandel, ASC Fine Wines has put together a selection of DWWA 2020 award-winning wines worth discovering this December. Described as ‘China’s greatest fine wine importer’ by legendary wine […]

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Now until 31 December 2020, ASC Fine Wines is offering special discounted packages on a selection of 90+ point wines.

ASC DWWA 2020 wines

From 95 point Australian Viognier by Yalumba to award-winning Burgundy from Louis Jadot, Taylor’s LBV Port and ‘a bright, fresh splash of fruit’ with Robert Mondavi’s California Zinfandel, ASC Fine Wines has put together a selection of DWWA 2020 award-winning wines worth discovering this December. Described as ‘China’s greatest fine wine importer’ by legendary wine […]

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Now until 31 December 2020, ASC Fine Wines is offering special discounted packages on a selection of 90+ point wines.

ASC DWWA 2020 wines

From 95 point Australian Viognier by Yalumba to award-winning Burgundy from Louis Jadot, Taylor’s LBV Port and ‘a bright, fresh splash of fruit’ with Robert Mondavi’s California Zinfandel, ASC Fine Wines has put together a selection of DWWA 2020 award-winning wines worth discovering this December.

Described as ‘China’s greatest fine wine importer’ by legendary wine critic and Decanter Hall of Fame 2020 winner Robert M. Parker, Jr., ASC has a sales network covering Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. With a constant focus on quality, ASC partners with the best possible wine brands to create an exceptional portfolio which now includes over 1,200 premium labels from more than 100 renowned wineries around the world. 

Associate Public Relations Director Matthew Gong comments, ‘We are thrilled that many of the wines that we distribute in China have won prestigious honours in Decanter World Wine Awards and Decanter Asia Wine Awards year after year. DWWA and DAWA are the signs of quality wines. We are proud that we bring them to China to enrich the life of Chinese wine lovers.

‘This month we have carefully selected from DWWA 2020 some of the most representative award-winning wines of their category, region and style to make packages for the China market. Undoubtedly, they will bring extra joy to the festive season.’

Scroll down to see which award-winning wines are on offer now at ASC Fine Wines. Alternatively, use the QR code below to start shopping now.


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Bodega Norton, Privada Family Blend, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina 2017

Silver, 92 points
Very stylish, attractive plum notes with some spices. Full-bodied and harmonious, it has depth and layers of complexity.

Bründlmayer, Rosé Brut, Niederösterreich, Austria NV

Silver, 91 points
Wonderful character, showing aromas of peach ice tea, wild strawberry and fresh red currants, with a creamy texture run through with crisp acidity.

Emilio Lustau, Emperatriz Eugenia, Oloroso, Sherry, Spain NV

Silver, 93 points
Beautiful, honeyed nose of molasses, then to a rich, textured palate of blanched almond, woodsmoke and plush bitter chocolate.

Louis Jadot, Pouilly-Fuissé, Burgundy, France 2018

Silver, 90 points
Rich vanilla, smoke and spicy oak aromatics with a luscious creamy, toasty palate and a long, velvety finish.

Louis Jadot, Les Petits Pierres, Mâcon, Burgundy, France 2018

Silver, 93 points
Energetic with lots of yellow apple and citrus zip, a vibrant floral freshness and a warming, spicy finish.

Robert Mondavi, Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA 2018

Silver, 92 points
Deep, poised, curranty red fruits, blackberries and subtle herbal notes. A ripe and generous palate with sweet spice on the finish.

Robert Mondavi, Private Selection Zinfandel, California, USA 2018

Silver, 90 points
A bright, fresh splash of fruit, with earthy berry and red flower aromas, and a little savoury warmth.

Taylor’s, Late Bottled Vintage, Port, Portugal 2015

Silver, 93 points
Elderberry, cherry and blackberry with finely-grained tannins and balanced sweetness. Ripe, brooding dark chocolate and mint aromas. Very appealing.

Yalumba, Samuel’s Collection Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa, South Australia, Australia 2017

Silver, 91 points
Elegant, restrained aromas of smoky cedar and summery sweet fruit lead you to a palate of plum, chocolate and classy, silky oak.

Yalumba, The Virgilius Viognier, Eden Valley, South Australia, Australia 2017

Gold, 95 points
Delicate, with hints of white peach and bright citrus, then on to a focused palate of pineapple, vanilla, crème caramel and subtle silky spice.

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