Since 1893 the Sant’Elena winery represents the search for taste, the care of the vineyard, the pleasure of an excellent glass of wine
- Vineyard care
- Aging and Bottling
Wine is a fascinating beverage that has accompanied humanity for millennia. Its production is a complex process that requires care and attention at every stage.
The first step is to care for the vineyard, ensuring that the plants are healthy and produce high-quality grapes. This means irrigating, fertilizing, pruning, and protecting the plants from pests and diseases.
Harvesting is the time when the grapes are gathered. The date of harvest is critical to the quality of the wine, as the grapes must be harvested at the right stage of ripeness.
Once the grapes are gathered, they are crushed to obtain the must, the grape juice. Crushing can be done mechanically (in the past it was done manually).
Fermentation is the biochemical process that transforms the must into wine. During fermentation, the yeasts present on the grape skins transform the sugar in the must into ethanol and carbon dioxide.
Fermentation can last from a few days to several weeks, depending on the type of wine being produced.
After fermentation, the wine is clarified to remove impurities. Clarification can be done with various methods, including decanting, filtration, and centrifugation.
Aging is the stage in which the wine is allowed to rest in wooden or stainless steel vessels to develop its aromas and flavors. Aging can last from a few months to several years, depending on the type of wine being produced.
Bottling is the final stage of wine production. The wine is bottled and allowed to rest for a few weeks before being marketed.
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Wine is to the soul what water is to the body
Good wine is each time a symphony of four movements, performed to the rhythm of the seasons. The sun, the soil, the climate and the vines modulate the work, while the winemaker, as soloist, imparts his cadence
A good wine is like a good movie: it lasts a moment and leaves a taste of glory in your mouth; It is new in each sip and, as with movies, it is born and reborn in each flavor