Analyzing The Production Of Grapes

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Viticulture examines the production of grapes. Viticulture takes into account everything outdoors, including key factors such as geography, climate, soil, drainage, graftin¬¬g, the vine life cycle, and harvest. Geography: Mountainous terrain = water run off which helps with drainage. Climate: Warm locations will produce sweeter and riper fruit, therefore creating sweet wine with high alcohol content since these grapes are producing more sugar for the yeast to eat. When the climate is cool, lower temperatures maintain the acidity and make it hard for grapes to ripen. Soil: Dry, arid soil is critical since grapes don’t do well in rich, organic soils. If wines receive a large amount of nutrients, they go vegetative which is when grape…show more content…
This guarantees a harmless, and safe process through the use of natural and environmental friendly methods. Phylloxera is a microscopic, yellow sap-sucking insect that feed on roots and leaves of grapevines. This insect can infest a vineyard as a whole and ruin every vein on the property. It has had a huge impact on the wine industry because it allowed for the introduction of grafting. Phylloxera kills European vines therefore in order to grow European grapes on American soil one must graft a European vine to an American root allowing for the different grape types to survive and thrive. The 5 S’s are important to take into account when tasting wines. Sight, Swirl, Smell, Sip and Spit are essential to understand. • Sight: When first pouring a glass of wine, you want to hold it to a white background in order to have a clear vision of the wines color. If a white wine has hints of green it indicates youth and acidity. Darker shades indicate bolder flavors or the wine was held in a oak barrel. When viewing a red wine, less color indicates aging and a subtle flavor. You can also determine age by the amber outer ring that is present; if a wider ring is visible the wine is older. • Swirl: By tilting the glass, and swirling this action enhances the wines flavor and natural aroma. Moreover when you swirl, “legs” and “tears” appear on the glass itself allowing for observation. If the drippings are wide and slow it indicates a heavier wine, while
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