The maturing process covers all operations undertaken between the end of malolactic fermentation and the final bottling of the wine. It is here that the wine stabilises, becomes clearer and develops the complex aromas which will be its seal of quality and character.
Describes a wine which is harmonious and consistent, well-balanced but with flavours which have merged into one another somewhat.
A stage in the vinification process which comes just before fermentation. The winemakers remove many of the particles suspended in the must, to prevent them from damaging the quality of the wine’s flavour.