Oxidative Winemaking

Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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oxidative winemaking, contrasts with protective and reductive winemaking in that the winemaker deliberately exposes the wine to oxygen at various stages in the winemaking process in order to encourage certain reactions and achieve a particular style of wine—oloroso sherry being an extreme example. See also oxygen, aeration, barrel maturation, micro-oxygenation, and hyperoxidation.