We did not make mevushal wine at Covenant for our first 10 years. But in 2013, a new technique for heating grapes—and not the wine—inspired us to try our hand at making this category. The technique is called flash-détente. It involves quickly heating the grapes right after they are picked at harvest; then cooling them instantly in a vacuum. The juice from the red grapes takes on the color of the grapes immediately. We then rack and press it off the skins as we normally do to a finished wine and ferment the red juice in barrels. Our new mevushal wines are being released this year under two new labels: THE TRIBE, and MENSCH.