Articles tagged with the word "reduction":

Reduction – winemaker or closure?

Published on June 22, 2013

It’s been a long time since the original 1999 AWRI study started identifying reduced (volatile sulphur) notes of rubber, flint, struck match under bottles closed with screwcap. Understanding of sulphide chemistry has come a way since then, so can we really justify the perpetuation of the idea that screwcaps cause reduction?

Lees ageing

Published on October 22, 2009

Bits of winemaking stuff explained.

Oxygen: the double edged sword

Published on September 21, 2009

Bits of winemaking stuff explained.

Sulphur-like odours (SLOs)

Published on September 3, 2009

Reductive issues are at the opposite end of the continuum from oxidation. Too much reduction is a bad thing. But a little bit of reduction can give desired complexing characters to a wine. There’s no easy answer to controlling a little from too much.

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