What is degassing?

Jun 26, 2018 11:36:13 AM Published in Wine Kits 819 Views.

When it comes time to stabilize and fine the wine, it has to be stirred vigorously enough to drive off all of the CO2 that has accumulated during fermentation, this process is known as degassing.

This is because the dissolved gas will attach to the fining agents, preventing them from settling out. You need to stir hard enough to make the wine foam, and keep stirring until it will no longer foam. Only then will the gas be driven off so the fining agents can work their magic.

The Whip Wine Degasser is the perfect tool for this.