Friday, October 02, 2015

Vinoland's Syrah Harvest: 2015.

The Syrah grapes are in, and I have to say the fruit looks gorgeous.  Look at the colour of that drop of juice on the berry to the lower left of the photograph: getting good colour extraction of of Syrah grapes is never a problem.  There was quite a bit more bee-damage than bird-damage this year which is a little unusual.  But I like bees, so it's alright.  Harvesting and destemming went smoothly.  And so did the party afterwards, (which is always a lot of fun).  A good harvest.
Syrah by the numbers, 26.5 °B, a pH of 3.56 and a TA of 5.75.


Thud said...


Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: I've noticed many vineyards displaying grapes (Cabs and Syrah) with such beautiful color!
Was it bee damage or wasp?

Vinogirl said...

Thud: You are welcome anytime.

NHW: Defo bees; beautiful, happy, docile honey bees.