Since 1991, ConeTech has initiated radical change in the wine industry
ConeTech has altered the way hundreds of winemakers approach the fundamental process of winemaking by re-educating the industry in the merits of alcohol reduction and “flavor management”. Over the past two decades, viticultural practices in the premium winemaking regions of California have led to higher sugars in the ripened fruit which results in higher alcohol levels after fermentation. These higher levels of alcohol often cause wines which are "hot" in the palate, and inconsistent with the softness and smoothness which consumers increasingly want. ConeTech provides a valuable service to the wine industry by removing a small portion of that excess alcohol without the slightest loss of wine aroma and flavor.
ConeTech now plays a major role in the international wine industry. In California, the world’s largest alcohol adjustment center has served over 600 wineries and similar services are provided in Spain and South Africa.
In the early 1990′s ConeTech pioneered a technology breakthrough that radically changed how winemakers approach “flavor management” in premium wine. ConeTech provided a foolproof way of adjusting the wine’s alcohol level without changing the wine’s natural flavor and for a cost of only a few cents a bottle.
ConeTech has helped its clients achieve hundreds of wine show awards including Wine Spectator “Wine of the Year” and many “Top 100” nominations.
100% Wine Integrity
- Nothing added (only subtracted). As with other mechanical processes (e.g pressing, centrifuging, filtration, cold stabilization, etc.) the SCC simply enables separation of “desirable” from “undesirable” constituents of wine
- No water added. No chemicals. Has zero effect on wine’s integrity
- No “stress” on wine. A problem with some other mechanical processes
How to Work With ConeTech
Sweet Spot Tasting
In consumer perception, flavor in wine is profoundly affected by its other constituents (including alcohol in particular), and by the winemaker’s “management” of the BALANCE between these constituents. Even quite minor differences in alcohol levels can greatly affect the perceived aroma and flavor of the wine.
ConeTech goes to great lengths to help clients establish the ideal “Sweet Spot” in their wine, and offers all the resources of its sophisticated facility, plus all the time necessary, to help achieve this while we process their wine. Learn how we help you reproduce the "sweet spot"