...out, I say! The past two afternoons have found me leaf-pulling (east side only) in the Cabernet Sauvignon (CS) vines. CS tends to have high levels of methoxypyrazines; a class of chemical compounds responsible for the characteristic green, herbaceous, or vegetative aromas found in CS (and Sauvignon blanc). So in an attempt to banish a little more of those undesirable flavours I have been removing leaves in the fruit zone to maximise UV penetration. That was until today when almost an inch of rain fell in just 3 hours. At least here, unlike in England, the rain falls straight down, so one can get out of its way. So that's exactly what the Vinodogs and I did, stayed out of the rain.
Roll on tomorrow.