Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Today marked the official start of the 2008 harvest for Vinomaker. After a ceremonial clip of some Pinot grigio, I was off to work and Vinomaker was left to process the aforementioned Pinot grigio, some Semillon (pictured above) and a very small amount of Orange muscat, alone. I needn't have felt bad. Vinomaker had a fine old time of it, revelling in the wonder which is white wine production (ultimately more challenging than red), and conjuring up chemistry, formulae and procedure from the previous year. Chefs work their magic several times a day, brewers a few times a week, winemakers get one shot a year. Better get it right Vinomaker, tasters are waiting.