We specialize in small-batch handcrafted wines made of premium fruit from California’s northern wine region. Whether you are a newcomer or connoisseur, you will taste the difference in Borelli Cellars.
“From stainless tanks to oak barrels, we ensure our aging methods will produce the highest quality wines.”
An exceptional glass of wine begins with the perfect grape. We frequently visit California’s wine region to hand-select and harvest grapes from preferred vineyard partners. When fruit reaches the optimal sugar brix, it is hand picked and shipped to the winery.
Crushing / Destemming
Once the grapes reach the Winery they are ready to be processed. “Now the fun begins.” We use high quality stainless steel equipment from Italy to ensure the fruit is gently crushed and destemmed.
During the fermentation process, cultured yeast is added, enabling natural sugars from the grapes to convert into alcohol. During this process we are frequently testing to ensure the fermentation is progressing.
The grapes are gently pressed to remove any wine that is left in the skins.
Once the grapes have been pressed the wine will continue to ferment in stainless steel tanks and then racked off of the gross lees. A controlled malolactic fermentation is then started which will convert the harsher acids into lactic acid to give the wines a better mouth feel.
This is done throughout the aging process by separating the sediments from the wine.
There are several different methods we use for aging our wines depending on the grape varietal and what flavor profiles we are trying to achieve.