Common fermentation of at least two but often more varieties, In contrast to Mixed sentence If this is not an inevitable consequence, as is the case there, it is accomplished by appropriate joint processing of grapes from different vineyards. The technique of mixed fermentation comes from France where the red wine Côte Rôtie is pressed from white and red grapes. Earlier also the Chianti thus produced, but today only rarely practiced. Since the beginning of the new millennium this form finds particularly in Australia and New Zealand more and more application.
The mixed fermentation causes an emphasis on flowery Flavors and improves the color intensity and color stability, which through research at the University of California was confirmed in Davis. The merging of several varieties can take place in different forms. Either the whole grapes are pressed together or (especially with white grapes) it is the already de-stemmed grapes or pressed grape added to the other grapes. The mixed fermentation or the resulting grape cuvée is in contrast to the classic Cuvée, where mostly already fermented wines are assembled.
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