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WINEMAKING

At Haselgrove we focus on small batch production, allowing the blending of small parcels of wine to create high quality, hand-crafted wines.  Significantly, the small batch facilities allow our Winemakers the ability to keep small parcels of fruit and ultimately wine separate until the final blending stage. For our winemakers, the ultimate goal is to create wine that display’s the terroir of the vineyard and seasonal variation in the bottle.

Our Winemakers utilise a combination of ‘old world’ wine making techniques and the best modern day practices. Many of our reds begin their transition to wine in 5 tonne open top fermenters where they are cold soaked to extract and enhance flavours and natural tannins and then hand plunged to build complexity and structure. Whilst year on year consistency and hitting our high quality ques is key, our winemaking team are passionate about producing hand-crafted, artisan wines which reflect vintage conditions and display the terroir of the vineyard.

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CUSTOM CRUSH

From an embryonic beginning just over a decade ago, the modern Haselgrove Wines winery now has the capacity to process 3,000 tonnes of fruit annually, with a large portion of the crush carried out on a contract basis for winemakers, large and small. This operation is known as Haselgrove Custom Crush and is staffed by a team of professionals dedicated to producing and processing award-winning and innovative wines.

The operation covers the full range of crushing, winemaking, processing, storage, technical and support functions – from the vineyard to bottle-ready wines.

Very flexible, Haselgrove Custom Crush is capable of handling an individual contract from five to 500 tonnes of fruit or more.

THE LABORATORY

The high quality Haselgrove laboratory facilities are available to all clients, including those who simply wish to test their own wines but do not have the facilities to do so.

The Haselgrove operation provides its clients with their own in-house laboratory facilities, tasting rooms and a comprehensive range of tests and analyses to ensure optimum wine quality throughout the process.

The Haselgrove laboratory provides: Grape maturity, sample preparation and analysis Complete wine testing and analysis Stability testing Fining trials Trade sample presentation and despatch

In short, we offer complete wine testing up until, but not including, VI 1 standard testing. For further information, please contact the Haselgrove Laboratory, on 08 8323 8706.

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