Sparkling Wine Production Workflow

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How does it work?

The Sparkling wine production feature allows you to track all steps of the Traditional Method sparkling wine production process. After the base wine is made you can record actions for bottling en tirage, riddling, and disgorge, dosage and package

 

Designate lots as Sparkling

To designate a lot as sparkling, simply check the Sparkling box in the Lot details page (or during lot creation). This will update the lot dot to include bubbles in it. 🥂

 

Creating new vessels: Tirage bins

To begin, go to the navigation bar on the left side of the page. Click on the vessel icon.

  1. Click on the Tirage icon.
  2. In the Vessel Code(s) bar, type in the code for each vessel separated by a comma or a space. Accepted characters include A-Z (all capital letters), 0-9, dash (-), and underscore (_).
  3. Next, select the bottle type that will be used for that particular group of tirage bins.
  4. Then, type in the capacity (# of bottles) for that particular group of vessels.
  5. Finally add any relevant tags, then click on in the bottom right corner.

TIP: If you have your vessels in a spreadsheet, you can also copy and paste the vessel codes into the text field (limit 100 at a time.)

If you have activated our Owner-based permissions system, you will have the option to choose one or more owners to view and access the vessel details. Dependent on how your facility operates, you can also choose to make vessels global (everyone can view and access) or set no owner (only Admins can view and access). To apply one or more owner tags you will first need to set up your owner permissions and add owners to your account. Of course, you can always come back and add owner tags later.

Setting sparkling tax class

There are now two new tax classes for sparkling wines: Sparkling - Bottle Fermented and Sparkling - Bulk Processed. To edit the tax class, reference our article here. Sparkling tax class selections flow through to the TTB 5120.17 report in Section A, column (e), line 2. Please be sure to declare your wine before recording a tax class change to Sparkling - Bottle Fermented or Sparkling - Bulk Processed. 

Setting sparkling stages 

The new sparkling lot stages - En Tirage or Riddling - can be updated at any time from the Lot details page. See the article here for additional information. 

 

InnoVint Traditional Method Sparkling Workflow

FAQs

Q. Can I create Work Orders for sparkling actions?

A. No. Currently, you can only record these specialty sparkling actions as Direct actions.

 

Q. Can I use these actions to record the Charmat process?

A. The new Sparkling actions are intended for the Traditional Method workflow, to record the Charmat process we recommend the following steps: 

1. Mark the lot as "Sparkling" using the check box in the Lot details page.

2. Record a Blend or Transfer action to add your liqueur de tirage to tank.

3. Update your tax class to Sparkling - Bulk Processed 

4. Record a Filter action

5. Record a Blend or Transfer action to add your dosage to tank

6. Record a Bottle action

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Set your tax class at any time that makes sense for your compliance reporting, but before recording the Bottle action. If the volume is reported in Part 1, Line 1, Column A (On hand beginning of period, <16%) it will now move to Part 1, Line 22, Column A (Used for effervescent wine, <16%) and Part I, Line 2, Column E - BP (Produced by fermentation). During the following reporting period, this volume will be reported in Part 1, Line 1, Column E. 
  • Also, be sure to add any additional actions or steps that you use in your Charmat workflow and remember that you can utilize Tags and Notes to mark either the lot or specific tanks using this method.

Tank Method (Charmat) Sparkling Workflow

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Q. How do I record the Pét-Nat method?

A. We recommend the following workflow for your Pét-Nat wines: 

  1. Mark the lot as "Sparkling" using the check box in the Lot details page.
  2. Record a Bottle en Tirage action into tirage bins.
  3. Set the tax class to <16% and the stage to "En Tirage."
  4. Update the tax class to Sparkling-Bottle Fermented
  5. Depending on if you disgorge or not, decide to either record a Bottle action or a Riddling and Disgorge, Dosage & Package action. 
  6. Utilize Tags or Notes to mark the lot using this method

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Set your tax class at any time that makes sense for your compliance reporting, but before recording the bottling/disgorge, dosage & packaging action. If the volume is reported in Part 1, Line 1, Column A (On hand beginning of period, <16%) it will now move to Part 1, Line 22, Column A (Used for effervescent wine, <16%) and Part I, Line 2, Column E - BF (Produced by fermentation). Once bottled, it will move to Part 1, Line 13, Column E.
  • Also, be sure to add any additional actions or steps that you use in your Pét-Nat workflow and remember that you can utilize Tags and Notes to mark either the lot using this method.

Pétillant Naturalle (Pét-Nat) Sparkling Workflow

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Q. How do I record forced carbonation?

A. We recommend the following workflow for your forced carbonation wines: 

    1. Mark the lot as "Sparkling" using the check box in the Lot details page.
    2. Record a Custom Action and edit the title using the blue pencil to record the addition of CO2. Add any additional information to the note. 
    3. Record any relevant Analysis 
    4. Update the tax class to Artificially carbonated when you want to move the gallons from Part I, Section A column a (not over 16 percent) to column d (artificially carbonated wine) of the TTB report (be sure to do this before you record a Bottle action)
    5. Record a Bottle action when you are ready to move the gallons from Bulk wines in Part I, Section A to Bottled Wines in Part I, Section B of the TTB report
    6. Utilize Tags or Notes to mark the lot or using this method
    7. Additionally, record any other actions relevant to your workflow!