Our winegrower update – January 30th
Wow, how hot is it at the moment? Thank you global warming and La Nina! The vines are loving it particularly our big reds like Syrah, early ripeness is guaranteed. The only concern is the warm rain that comes with the warm seas from La Nina. We are in for a deluge again this week. As long as its windy after the rain we should be able to ward off any potential botrytis infection. Oh, the highs and lows of grape growing!
On another note we are bottling the first Novum Chardonnay tomorrow. Super exciting. We are happy. It’s good. We did some interesting trials on protein stabilization, with some impressive results, really eye opening for us. More on this later. We will taste the bottled chardonnay again in a few weeks and see how it is looking and decide on a release date then. Traditionally Chardonnay needs a bit of a rest after bottling to pull itself together... but we will see. Let’s hope for an early release as our home drinking supply of chardonnay is getting low! So, there is a hurry on from my side for sure. If you are into Chardonnay please email me and get on our pre release list. We will supply this list and our Founding Members first.