Here are some photos of what has been happening in the cellar since my last post:
We've been working on a beautiful dessert wine and it looks,smells and tastes wonderful. Hopefully we can get that out for the holidays!
Brianna is done fermenting.
Our Marquette is harvested, fermented, and has been pressed off.
|Marquette grapes awaiting harvest|
|Here is what is left after the Marquette has been pressed.|
Here Richard is punching down the cap on the Frontenac during fermentation. This gets done 3 to 4 times a day as a thick cap of skins forms and you want to push them back down into the juice so the flavors and tannins from the skins can work their way into the wine. By the way he generally tries to color coordinate his shirts to the wine he is making!
During harvest there are many late nights. After a late night press Richard is cleaning the press with hopes of eventually catching some sleep. All in the name of good wine!
Finally here is a glimpse of our new barrels that just came in. These will be for our 2013 Big Bold Red.