Take a minute with Asst. Winemaker Cody Alt as he shares what racking is while Cellar Master, Ethan Ray, works on 2nd racking in the background. There are 3 times lees racking is done in wine making...
1st racking - Grape solids that are in the tanks
2nd racking - Done 2 to 3 months later in the barrel, lees usually are dead yeast cells and some leftover grape sediment
3rd racking - Happens at the very end of barrel aging,Happens at the very end of barrel aging, tend to be long-chain tannins that fall out of solution