Friday, August 25, 2017

Lolling about.

The Syrah vines are now fully through veraison and, yes, the grapes seem to be lolling about just waiting for harvest 2017 to begin.  This particular cluster, being rather on the large side, has decided to take the weight off its feet, or should I say peduncle, and is chilling out on an end post.
It looks like harvest is not too far away, despite the fact that August has been a rather cool month and has slowed things down a little.  I haven't started testing sugars yet, perhaps next weekend, but I wouldn't be surprised if the °Brix are a little more advanced than my tasting of the grapes would indicate.  We shall see.

3 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: Love this picture; almost a fluorescent inflorescence.
How wonderful that you get to taste all these grapes; here we only get seedless commercial table grapes.

Thud said...

I think they always taste great....I eat loads when you are not looking!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Wine grapes taste much better.

Thud: And I was blaming it on raccoons...