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At Vale Cru, we work on getting you the best quality and taste. Our authentic and original wines make your celebrations even more perfect, and memorable.

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Only the luscious, handpicked grapes from our organic vineyards go into our wine press.

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How to Make Wine?

Winemaking is an ancient craft, which needs little human intervention. This craft requires patience and technique. The five main components of making wine remain the same except variation among different makers. Let’s look at some of the methods of making wine:

Harvesting

Harvesting is the first process of making wine. In this phase, we must harvest good quality grapes from the grape yard. There are different methods of picking grapes, such as mechanical and by hand. Seasoned makes prefer picking by hand as it is less damaging to the vines and an adequately selected bunch can produce better quality wine. The selected grapes are then sorted based on their quality and condition, under and over ripened grapes are avoided. The vines should be harvested in the right weather, and at the right flavour note, it should be the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.

Making of ‘Must’

After the grapes are harvested, they are removed from their stems and seeds, then they are crushed to a pulp, and this pulp is called ‘must’. Since ancient times wine has been made by men and women who stomp on the grapes to pulp it, as we transitioned into modern times, this has been changed to a mechanical process and the concerns regarding sanitation slowly faded. The must which is made from mechanised methods were much smoother and consistent.

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Fermentation

After we make the must, we move on to the process of fermenting it. This process starts by keeping the wine in a container and leaving it till the yeast in the air begins to activate the sugar present in the must, sometimes the makers add industrial yeast to fasten up the process and get better control of it. This process takes a total of 10 to 45 days, the longer it is kept, the better the quality of it. The wine is sometimes stopped in between to prevent all the sugars from being converted to alcohol when this happens; the wine retains some of its sweetness.

Fining or Filtration

After the wine is fermented for some time, the next process is to clarify it. This step is where they remove the solids such as the pulp and the yeast particles until only the liquid remains. There are two types of clarification, fining and filtration. Fining is the process of making the solids adhere to clay particles which settle to the bottom. Filtration is the process by which a filter to remove the solids and let the liquid pass through. After the process of clarification, they are sealed into a container.

Ageing and Packaging

The wines can be aged in three ways, in a bottle, an oak barrel and a steel container, all three of them have their traits to it. The Oak barrel will produce a rounder vanilla flavoured wine, while the steel containers give a zesty taste.

Popular Wines Around the World

  1. Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio, a supreme tasting white wine that refreshes your day with its exquisite taste of the most popular grapes yielded in France where it is known as Pinot Gris. This type of grape is a mutation change of the Red grape Pinot Noir, and unlike the other white grapes, this has a greyish blue hue.

This wine is said to be a favourite drink of the emperor in 1300s. Originating from Burgundy, it has been taken to Switzerland, and North Italy and the birth of this Phenomenal wine made its significance in the regions of Northeastern Italy which would be Alto Adige, Friuli, Trentino, Lombardy and the Veneto. The whole of Italy celebrated the Pinot Grigio wine, and it became popular among the United States imported wines.

  1. Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a very popular white wine that you’ll be able to find at least one vineyard growing the Chardonnay. This type of wine is flexible in its consumption, and it can be simple, aged for years or drank immediately. The place of origin again goes back to Burgundy, France, where it is called the White Burgundy, became familiar within a period and Champagne started using Chardonnay keeping it as the main ingredient for the sparkling wines. Champagne, Chablis, and Burgundy represent more than three-fifths of all Chardonnay plantings in France. The following most prominent fixation is found in the Languedoc, where it was first planted around the town of Limoux, and up to 30% can be mixed with Mauzac in the shining Blanquette de Limoux.[1] Every year since 1991, Chardonnay creation is commended in Limoux amid the Toques et Clochers festival.

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  1. Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir wine said to be expensive in the world of wines. Its elegant taste, flavour and colour make it a phenomenon among the consumers. The reason why Pinot Noir is exclusive is that the Pinot Noir grape is hard to grow. The grape, despite being weak of mutation, the wine has made its way to be one of the most popular red wine that’s been consumed in parts of Europe and America for all these years.

 2012 Buty R of the Stones, Rockgarden Estate

Buty was one of the renowned wineries and among the first ones to be established in the state of Washington. It is a combination of syrah and cabernet sauvignon. It is cultivated carefully from the favourite Walla Walla tag from the organic grapes that are certified. This wine has a lavender flavour to it and has been folded into dark cherry flavours and fertile earth. It is known for its supple texture, richness and the excellent quality.

 

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