The malolactic fermentation takes place when the conditions of temperature and environment are met.
It provides flexibility, stability and roundness to the wine. Once racked, the wine is ready for tasting prior to assembly.
The Aging Purpose: Blending Aroma and Structure
Cellar master and winemaker are seeking to sublimate wines’ lots by assembling them before aging. They decide of the suitable aging plan for the new vintage, promoting subtle tastes and aromas combined with the structure.
The aging process varies in terms of duration (between 18 and 20 months), choice of French wood (the soil and sub-soil of each forest provides specific tastes), and degree of heating wood while making the barrels.
Regular racking set aside the fine lees, clarifying the wine. This process is topped by a smooth fining. Then the wine is ready to be bottled.