Practical Winery
65 Mitchell Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94903
phone: 415-453-9700 ext 102
email: Office@practicalwinery.com
CURRENT ISSUE

February 2017

NOW INSIDE WINES & VINES!

Table of Contents:

Impact of Oak Tannin on Red Wines
Trial at first-growth château examines effects of geographic origin, grain and tannin on sensory profile.
By Marie-Laure Badet-Murat, Fréderic Desamais and Jean-Charles Vicard

Evidence of Phenological Shoot Autonomy in Grapevines
Understanding an important cause of variable ripeness levels between clusters
By Michael Sipiora, regional viticulturist Napa Valley, Treasury Wine Estates and Amanda Cihlar, director of vineyard operations, Hamel Family Wines