Creating Our Niche Wines: Bountiful Fruits of the Midwest – Brianna
Move over Chardonnay, there’s a new wine in town….Brianna. Brianna is an aromatic white grape used in making a variety of table wines in cold climate regions. As many winemakers and growers are aware, choosing when to harvest is one of the most critical decisions in the vineyard. Berry ripeness as measured by the amount of sugars, acids, and flavors is a dynamic process and impacts the wine product. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate through wine tasting, how harvest date may impact wine flavors and aromas in Brianna. Moreover this presentation will discuss and embrace the history of the Brianna “cold hardy” grape varietal, as well as share insights into it’s specific characteristics throughout the wine making process from juice to wine. This is a Tasting Session and attendees will be able to sample the versatility of this amazing grape across the spectrum of styles produced by our own Nebraska winemakers.
Session Category : Enology Tract