Here's what really affects wine quality
I'd say there's no such thing as bad wine, as long as it has no flaws.
Having worked in every single part of the farming to production process myself I came to fully realize all that attributes to making quality wine from grapes.
Did you know that 85 percent of a wine's quality is attributed to the fruit and farming? 85 percent! Maybe even more: which led me to start asking questions like:
- What is the terroir?
- How do we protect vines from pesticides and plant disease?
- How is fruit quality optimized ?
- What is the vinification process?
- Details about pruning and the trimming?
- How is moisture contained inside of the vine given climatic and alternating farming conditions.
- What is the response to climate change
- How much time do they spend in the vineyards caring for the plants?
What's crazy is that none of those questions even scratch the surface like disposition to the sun, earth mineral content, nitrogen, nutrients, age of vines, clones and other wine fundamentals like clean farming; pesticides, drainage, disease control in the ground; sugar grade; and much more.
This experience not only provided me with a unique starting point in the industry: but gave me a whole different doorway into the industry and a whole different perspective that catapulted me in a different way.
More importantly, it created my drive to share with others like you why it's critical to appreciate what is in your wine; where it comes from: and how it all impacts your body and last how to enjoy this luxurious pleasure.
That's when my uncle had an idea.