Topic of the Week 2/19/18 - Masters

Thank you and for your responses last week on Barrel Toasting!

This week: Gravity Flow

What is gravity flow in reference to winemaking? Why is it used and how might it impact overall wine quality?

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  • Best guess here is that using pumps may introduce more oxygen to the wine vs a gentler gravity flow. Best comparison I could think of was a gentle decant versus a splash decant. Or, there could be a degree of philosophy here outweighing actual impact. Wineries built for gravity flow certainly are pretty, though. :-)

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