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Copy of Introduction to Wine
Transcript of Copy of Introduction to Wine
The Big Bang
(205 million b.c.)
End of the Dinosaurs
Welcome to Wine!!
Dawn of Man
Vitis Vinefera first domesticated, Summarian writings about wine.
Heiroglyphics found about wine, including jars of wine in Tut's tomb.
Ceremonial use of wine, Dionysus, wine usually mixed with spices and water.
Expansion to europe, Baccus, wine became available to all people (except women)
How it's made
Wine used by the church for fun and profit, benedictine monks, Charlemegne passed laws to create better wine, not a lot of change in production
How to taste
cork meets bottle
Mondavi in Napa
The judgement of Paris
grapes on the vine
C6H12O6>ZYMASE>2C2H5OH + 2CO2 + HEAT
the soil top 11
"A sense of place"
Alluvial - A combination of clay, silt, sand and gravel that forms over time from mineral deposits left by running water.
Calcareous - A soil primarily composed of calcium carbonate and high in chalk or limestone as well as fossilized shells.
Granite - A hard and granular rock with a high content of crystals, particularly quartz.
Jory - A volcanic soil composed mostly of basalt, which is in turn a hard and dense soil that often has a glassy appearance.
Limestone or Chalk - A soft soil made primarily from fossilized seashells.
Loam - A crumbly mixture of clay, sand and silt.
Marl - A crumbly mixture of different clays as well as calcium and magnesium carbonates with fossilized shells mixed in as well.
Sandstone - A combination of silica and sand compacted together by pressure and time.
Schist - A metamorphic rock derived mostly from clay, but it can be made from several other rocks. Schist is a soft rock that flakes and breaks easily.
Shale - Layers of clay-like, fine-grained sedimentary rock. On the surface where the shale breaks it often forms beds of sharp fragments.
Tufa - A mix of silica, calcium carbonate and sometimes volcanic ash that has been deposited over time by streams, lakes and other water sources.
I made it! (winemaker influence)
the refractometer is used to measure sugar content
the winemaker mixes different lots and varietals
the type of oak, origin, reuse, toast, and size all matter.
Ways of describing still wine