Thursday, September 15, 2016

Whites are in.

It's been a long day, but Vinoland's two white grape varieties are now just grape juice and are safely chilling their little bottoms off in the cellar.  The Pinot grigio fruit looked beautiful and came in at 26 °Brix (not sure about the Orange Muscat sugar).  I'm pooped.
This year we experimented with rice hulls as a press aid and they really seemed to help with the extraction of more grape juice.  There was plenty to go around, enough to share with this thirsty honey bee.
Whites down, reds to go.


Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Propitious puree
Proboscis probed
Plenty pressed
Pleased people
Need to rest.

Not quite wine in a bottle poetry, but. . .;)

Thomas said...

That bee should pay something, no?

Vinogirl said...

NHW: You're a poet and I didn't know it.

Tomasso: Little 'uns drink for free around here.