When wine tasting becomes a passion, you will often hear about wine Degustation’s.A wine degustation is the process of cleaning and removing bits and pieces of tartar from the skin and body of the wine. This is what gives the wine its particular flavor and texture.
Many people are intimidated by this process, but if you are not careful, you can end up ruining a great wine. If this happens to you, it’s best to consult your wine tasting guide to see which types of wine Degustation’s are recommended for different wines.
The basic process for removing tartar from the skin and body of the wine is called racking. This process is achieved by pouring the wine directly into another bottle without allowing any air to get in contact with the wine. Because no air is present, the tannins, orbits, begin to decompose.
They eventually break down into smaller particles and crystallize, which creates a cloudy look and flavor. Most wine experts suggest racking the wine immediately after removing the sediments to prevent such particles from interfering with the aging process.
Some wineries also use a second cleaning process, sometimes called a pre-batching process, before actually pouring the wine into the bottle. During the pre-batching process, the grapes are washed and sanitized, then they are coated with olive oil or special solvents to remove any residue from the cleaning process. Wine with sediments should always be bottled with the sediments removed because such bottles are more prone to bacteria than other kinds of wine.