Sunday, October 05, 2008

The rain it raineth.

It's been pretty quiet here the past week. Our little Cab vineyard doesn't look like it was adversely affected by Friday night's rain. I shouldn't complain, we haven't had any real rain since February, but the timing, so close to harvest, could've been problematic. Fortunately, the past 2 days have been rather breezy so the clusters should have dried out nicely. The Syrah we picked last week is almost dry, (it was a quick fermentation), and the Viognier, that has been undergoing a slow, cold fermentation, is at -2.5 Brix. That doesn't necessarily mean it's dry, but we racked it off the lees today and hit it with 33 ppm SO2 to inhibit MLF. Tomorrow Vinomaker is anticipating the arrival of a lot more Syrah. The crusher/destemmer is at the ready, Vinodogs will be on duty, and I'll be out of harms way...selling wine.


monkey said...

Good god its raining, ill dry those berries off for you. Every singlr one individually.

Thud said...

I second monkey!

Vinogirl said...

Thanks guys... so special. But stay was breezy and Mother Nature took care of it. Chateau Syrah underwent fab ferm...Cab, not far behind.