Dalvino’s Canned Wine Series

Dalvino’s canned wine series will launch March 30th in the tasting room

A new way to enjoy Dalvino, in a CAN! Why can wine you ask? Well wine not? Sometimes wine can be intimidating and at Dalvino we want to break down the status quo that you must know everything about wine in order to enjoy it.

Canned wine is meant to be fun while introducing a craft approach to winemaking. Dalvino is introducing our canned wine series Saturday March 30th in the tasting room. Cans are available in two flavors: Juicy Rosè and Fizzy Rosè. Fizzy Rosè is the black sheep of the canned wine family, offering carbonation to balance out the juicy and fruity flavors. Both flavors are made from 100% Pennsylvania grapes that offer bright citrus and fruit flavors that is sure to please any wine lovers palate.

Watch out Cali, PA wines are coming for you! Lets put PA wine on the map together. Cans will be available in a convenient 4 pack or sold individually. See you all on March 30th.

Residual Sugar in Wine

Residual sugar, or RS, is the measure of sugar present in the wine after fermentation. During fermentation yeast attacks sugar (Glucose + Fructose), and the by-product is CO2 and alcohol (our most favorite.) After this chemical reaction, the measure of fermentable sugars left over is residual sugar – usually expressed in grams per liter (g/L) or as a percentage of weight to volume (% RS.) For example, our Syrah contains 6 grams of sugar per liter or 0.6% residual sugar.

Residual sugar in wine may also result from the addition of unfermented ‘must’ (a technique practiced in Germany and known as Süssreserve – a process of adding unfermented grape juice) or ordinary table sugar added to the wine as a sweetening component.

Residual sugar also has an relationship with acidity, as they are on opposite sides of the spectrum. If the wine has sugar you will probably want strong acidity as well, otherwise the wine will taste syrupy. Certain high-acid wines, like Riesling, can be more tasty with a few extra grams of RS. It’s all about balance.

Varying levels of RS result in wine classifications from bone dry to very sweet. Most wines at Dalvino fall into the bone dry, dry and off-dry category because we do not add any sugar to sweeten our wine. Any residual sugar in our wines are sugars that are left over after fermentation.  Wines falling into the sweet to very sweet category are achieved by adding table sugar to the wine or stopping fermentation at the desired sugar level.