FAQs

These page will attempt to answer most of your wine related questions.

1. Why are there sediments in red Wine?
Sediments in wine are formed as a result of aging.
It is a sign of quality wine. As red wines mature and age, they generally develop some sediment. This is normal and happens more often with full-bodied red wines. It generally occurs over a period of a few years.

2. Are sediments in red wine good or bad?
Sediments in wines are good. It implies that the wine has aged and matured over the years. Aged and matured wines develop sediments as a result of precipitation of tartrate crystals as well as tannin and colour molecules. When these bind together, they precipitate to the bottom of the bottle, forming a sediment.
This actually softens the wine and makes it higher in quality as a result of the removal of the harsher tannings.

3. Are sediments in red wines safe?
Wine sediment is not harmful and can be perceived as a sign of quality.
Consuming wines with sediments or crystals does not ruin the flavour of the wine.
In fact most experienced wine drinkers treat the presence of  tartrate sediments as a sign of quality.

4. What are the different grades of Bolzano red wine?

We offer three (3) grades of wine.
- The conventional Table wine
- The Cabernet Sauvignon
- The Gran Reserva

The Gran Reserva is the highest quality in our Bolzano range of red wines.

Further references: (Click link to read)

1. Understanding Sediments in wines
2.Why do only red wines have sediment?
3. Why is there sediment in wine?

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