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Riecine Sangiovese Chianti

Riecine Chianti Classico

  Riecine Chianti Classico Riecine’s goal is as simple as it is lofty: To produce the finest Sangiovese-based wines in the world. Winemaker Sean O’Callaghan oversees production from vine to bottle.  Farming is strictly organic and Sean does not blend his Sangiovese with other grapes as is allowed in the region.  The Chianti Classico is […]

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Fred Scherrer, bottling

Bottling Wine at the Scherrer Winery

In 2009, Connor O’Rourke worked on Fred Scherrer’s bottling line for a few days.  He shot this video, for which Fred provided commentary on his annual trip to Chicago. To learn more from Fred on all aspects of wine, please take a look at our library of videos on YouTube.      

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Press Filled with Helfer Chardonnay

How To Make Chardonnay (Part 4): Pressing Helfer Chardonnay at the Scherrer Winery

  Fred Scherrer loads the 2006 Helfer Vineyard Chardonnay into his Swiss and German presses. Inside of the press is a rubber bladder that Fred slowly inflates to gently squeeze the juice from the grapes. Red wines need to stay in contact with their skins to extract tannins and color. Chardonnay is a little like […]

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