Microx v hang time
Clark Smith, Vinovation/WineSmith, Santa Rosa, California: I thought to chime in on micro-ox as a devoted practitioner and consultant to other winemakers on the practice [see In praise of chips and microx ]. I'd like you to entertain the possibility that this artisanal tool, invented by a French peasant vigneron to save Madiran Tannat from being pulled up and replanted to Merlot, thus an anti-globalization, offers the key to the resolution of the hangtime issues you've addressed so well recently. Hang time is an inexpensive but not very artful method much loved by winery CFO's because it robs the grower of weight, and which...
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