Our winegrower update – March 29th
Vintage is definitely an addiction.
The third vintage of Novum Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are now fermenting away happily in the winery. Watching tanks of pinot quietly kick of fermenting over a series of days is strangely riveting. Its what keeps winemakers coming back year after year. Will and I are no exception.
Will the wild yeast kick in or at last resort will you need to inoculate? Shall we pump over every day? Plunge? How often? It is not an exact science by any means and nothing can be taken for granted. Every day and every year is different. Its what we love about wine right?
Our experience is telling us that even though we have had our challenges this growing season our ferments are looking seriously good. Fermenting at a nice rate and smelling like heaven. These are all indicators that point towards some lovely wines to come…..