The BV winemaking processes honor its exceptional fruit with meticulous winemaking that reveals the distinctive varietal personality of the grapes. Whites are cold-fermented to retain their bright, vibrant character, while reds undergo cold-soaking for optimum extraction of color, flavor and tannin, followed by small-barrel fermentation and aging in oak barrels selected for their type of oak, level of toast and age. To determine the best blends, Beaulieu keeps each small vineyard lot separate throughout the entire winemaking process. This allows them to note the effect of clone, soil, microclimate and growing season on the developing wine from each vineyard parcel. They then blend the individual barrel lots to create wines that are the best expression of their terroir.