Red Mountain Estate
Wine Making Process

This is how we make only the premium Wines.

Red Mountain Estate
Wine Making Process

This is how we make only the premium Wines.

In the vineyard, the date of harvest is decided by the winemaker depending on the level of sugar (25 Brix) and the acidity. For the red grapes, the ripeness of poly-phenols (tannins and anthocyanins) is the most important matter in order to produce good red wines. For some special wines like Late Harvest semi-sweet white wine, the grapes are lightly over ripened in order to get a higher level of sugar before fermentation.

Dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc)

After pressing at low temperature (5° C) the must is sent into a first decantation tank. The temperature is controlled at 10°C during 24 hours. The next day, the clear juice is racked into a second tank and the temperature is controlled at 16°C. Then, a selected yeast is added to start the AF (Alcoholic Fermentation).

The temperature is controlled at 16°C all along AF. Then some sulfates are added for conservation. During 1 year, the wine will receive different treatments to stabilize it and will be filtrated before bottling.

Dry red wine (Shiraz-Tempranillo, Shiraz and Pinot Noir)

After crushing the grapes, they are sent into a maceration tank. Then a selected yeast is added to start Alcoholic Fermentation. The maceration time depends of the winemaker decision: when he estimates that the color is deep enough and the tannins are well balanced, the maceration is ended. The free run juice is sent into a fermentation tank and the grape skin to the press. The temperature of Fermentation is 24°C.

When alcoholic fermentation is finished, some lactic bacteria is added in order to transform the malic acid in lactic acid. This second fermentation is called malo-lactic fermentation. Then the wine is stabilized with sulfites.

Some wines (Pinot Noir & Shiraz 2009), are aged in new oak barrels from Europe during 12 months. Then the wines are bottled.

Fortified wines

For the fortified wines, the beginning of the process is the same than for the dry wines. At mid fermentation, some brandy is added in order to end the fermentation. The temperature is dropped down as low as possible (0°C). Then the alcoholic fermentation stops because the conditions become tough for the yeasts to survive: high alcohol level, high residual sugar level and very low temperature. Then the wine is stabilized like the other wine.

The grapes are downloaded from the truck and directly processed in the winery.

Grapes poured into the conveyor then in the destemer-crusher.

After desteming and crushing, the white grapes are sent to the tube-in-tube exchanger via a special pump.

After desteming and crushing, the white grapes are sent to the tube-in-tube exchanger via a special pump.

Pneumatic press

The white grapes are cooled to 5 °C before going to the press. This operation reduces the oxidation during the pressing.

Winemaker checking the fermentation process in temperature control stainless steel tanks.

Grape juice is running inside the press. Then it is pumped to a tank for first sedimentation.

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Our Wines

In Red Mountain Estate, we produce a range of premium wines inclusive of Red Wine, White Wine, and Rose Wine. Red Wines are typically known for its dark-colored grape varieties. For lighter moods, White Wine’s the best choice; known for its fermentation without skin contact. The color may vary from yellowish to yellow gold which comes from the alcoholic fermentation of the non-colored pulp of grapes. Lastly, Rose Wines, it is a type of wine that incorporates some of the colors from the grape skins, but not too much to make it red. There are a lot of ways to produce Rose Wine depending on the varietals used as well as the winemaking techniques. There are a lot of interesting facts about these wines. If you want to learn more, you can visit our Wine page.
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Winery Gallery

Red Mountain Estate’s secrets are their hardworking staff, well-built cellar and their diligent process of making premium wines. Our Winery is one of the most important and interesting part of the estate. We are lucky to have our industrious staff that work hard just to produce the best tasting wines. Viewing our Winery Gallery will take you to a winetasy!
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General Enquiry

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