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1. WHEN: it's done very early in the morning to delay the fermentation process that happens with heath

1.1. WHITE GRAPES are harvested earlier than red ones (August), especially for sparkling wines when the lower content of sugar is desiderable

1.1.1. The earliest Harvest was for Mumm Napa the 22 o July. Cabernet and Sauvignon in August

1.2. RED GRAPES are harvested later after September and the grapes skins are left with the grape juice in order to give the red color to the wine

1.2.1. Pinot noir, Merlot, Malbec. The last is Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah

1.3. The picked date in Napa is determined misuring the brix (sugar level of the grapes) and watching the flavor profile of the grape

2. WHAT: the winemake process begins when the grapes are plucked from the vine and placed in the harvest bins for the CRUSH

2.1. WHERE: Napa, with hot days make the grapes ripen and with cool nights makes them acid. The balance between acid and sugar is what makes their grapes so special