A comparison between cold settling and flotation on white wine quality

Karien O'Kennedy - 02 Feb 2018

During the 2017 harvest season an experiment conducted at Groot Constantia by winemakers Boela Gerber and Rudolph Steenkamp, revealed that flotation does not harm white wine quality in any way. In fact, the wine from the tank that was clarified via flotation was incorporated into Groot Constantia’s premium Sauvignon blanc blend, whilst the settled tank’s content was assigned to the standard blend.

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