Friday, August 30, 2013

The taste test.

The Pinot grigio grapes taste fabulous, good enough to squeeze and just drink as grape juice.  But Vinomaker insists they need more time.  I suppose he's right, as we didn't harvest the Pinot grigio until September 23rd last year.  I'm just being impatient - and thirsty - I suppose.  Coming in at 23.2 °Brix, 3.44 pH, and a TA of 7.70 g/l, the chemistry seems to suggest that the grapes need more hang time. 
I hate it when Vinomaker is right.

6 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Good juice is better than bad wine, but good wine is best after all:-)

Thomas said...

I have no experience with Pinot gris, so those numbers seem perfect to me. I wonder: where in importance does vinomaker place the expression of varietal character as a measure of maturity.

Thomas said...

?--sorry

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Especially at a party!

Tomasso: At the top I suppose: VM does not think the grapes are expressing varietal character at this point and need more phenolic maturity (skin and seed phenolics).

About Last Weekend said...

Being right - That's what he gets paid the big bucks for as they say here!

Vinogirl said...

ALW: I wish he got paid "the big bucks"!