What Does ‘Extraction’ Mean in Wine?

The word ‘extraction’ is used a lot, but what does this term even mean? We turned to the experts for an explanation. If you’ve ever heard a winemaker wax poetic about “extraction” and been lost amid stanzas on fermentation and polymerization, you’re not alone. Extraction is a hard topic to master for wine drinkers and winemakers alike. We asked industry professionals to shed some light on this oft-confusing term. What is extraction in wine? “Extraction is the way to take things like flavor and color and other components out of the grapes… Read More