Wine & moon

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“Nature knows”. Here we have a very typical Spanish saying, and is true! 

In winemaking we usually consider many things, for example, the moon phases, which not only affect tasks such as pruning, but also mark the rhythms of decanting the wine from a barrel and the bottling process. 

When the wines are during alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the decanting process should be carried on (usually until January-February) with crescent moon, so the activity does not stop and is finished correctly. The rest of decanting process, which are made to separate the little sediments from the wine and which we do every 3 months, and the bottling process are made during waning moon. 

Although there is not a logical explanation, here is said that the waning from February usually coincides with high pressures and this stabilizes and sets in the background sediments, making wines more expressive.

“Nature knows”. Here we have a very typical Spanish saying, and is true! 

In winemaking we usually consider many things, for example, the moon phases, which not only affect tasks such as pruning, but also mark the rhythms of decanting the wine from a barrel and the bottling process. 

When the wines are during alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the decanting process should be carried on (usually until January-February) with crescent moon, so the activity does not stop and is finished correctly. The rest of decanting process, which are made to separate the little sediments from the wine and which we do every 3 months, and the bottling process are made during waning moon. 

Although there is not a logical explanation, here is said that the waning from February usually coincides with high pressures and this stabilizes and sets in the background sediments, making wines more expressive.

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