10 Oct 2011

I have just returned from Turkey where I have been helping commission a large new winery for the leading Turkish wine company, Doluca. Lots of interesting things to report but I am particularly happy about the enthusiastic acceptance of the need for aeration of red fermentations.
A quick comment to the very capable engineering crew and they quickly assembled the device you can see in the video. It allows for plenty of splashing of the red ferments as they get pumped over--the idea is to incorporate as much oxygen as we can so that's why we like the waterfall or fountain effect.
Red wine quality looks great this season. We won't see these wines in Australia unfortunately but I can't recommend Turkey highly enough for a holiday and you can taste some wines while you are there.