Sunday, September 23, 2018

Secondly, Syrah.

I was out and about with my handy dandy refractometer again today, sugar-sampling Vinoland's Syrah grapes.  The fruit looks fantastic, but it isn't ready for harvest yet.  I got a reading of 21 °Brix, and seeing as we don't harvest until the grapes are close to 25 °Brix, we have a bit of a way to go still.  Acidity is lovely, however there's still a little green component in the flavour.  I think it's going to be a good Syrah season.


New Hampshire Wineman said...

When I was much much younger, the best apple I ever did eat was a Red delicious picked off a tree ten miles into a long warm hike in Northern Virginia; I can only imagine how wonderful your grapes are, as you with great effort taste them during harvest.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: When I am dropping fruit, I tend to eat a lot of berries as I go along - one of the perks of the job.