Thursday, September 14, 2017

All nets are off.

This humble, weathered clothes peg (and, believe me, this clothes peg has experienced some extreme atmospheric conditions over the past two weeks) has done its duty for the 2017 growing season.
Today, I unfastened the bird netting from below the Pinot grigio grapes and pulled leaves from around the clusters, as tomorrow is the first harvest day of 2017 in Vinoland.  Whoo hoo!
See you again in August of 2018, Mr. Peg.


New Hampshire Wineman said...

VG Lots of journaling going on here, but your latest post is no longer available. Whole cluster fermented wines can be "luscious and profound," according to some. I trust all will be well, and serendipity can lend to great surprises.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Another Vinoland equipment error. Post is back up now.
We have tried full cluster pressing in the past, but there is more juice to be had from destemming first. Stems and seeds were nice and brown so softer tannins.