Producing High-Quality Sparkling Wine: An Exploration from Farming to Tirage
Emma Rice, director of production and sales of Hattingley Valley UK will moderate the panel and inform attendees on considerations for developing a luxury quality sparkling region. Belinda Kemp, research professor at Brock University, Ontario, will present research on exploring leafpulling techniques for quality and Pinot noir press cuts for quality traditional method sparkling production accompanied by a tasting of Adelsheim presscut Pinot noir base wines. Nate Klostermann of Argyle Winery will present Chardonnay base wines fermented in three different vessels. Rob Stuart of R.Stuart & Co. will discuss his beginnings with developing a premium method traditional sparkling wine brand and will present along with Nate Klostermann of Argyle a base wine blending trial. Eglantine Chauffour of Enartis will also join this panel.