Hello again everyone! It is good to be doing a post again 🙂 This image was taken about two weeks ago as one of the last of the finished 2015 Pinot Noir ferments was being pressed off the skins at work. I used a longer exposure to capture the ‘trails’ of juice as it splashed into the press tray using the available light from an open door. The fermented wine is now safely in French oak barrels where it will mature for another two years 🙂
…and nearly the end of pruning! I apologise again for not having been on WordPress and liking or commenting on posts. This is a snapshot of my working day at the moment – we will finish the major pruning this Thursday 🙂 🙂 Some interesting facts that went through my head the other day…approx 22,500 vines to prune but a double canopy so equivalent of 45,000 and each vine has four arms (cordons) held down by a total of 90,000 cable ties which takes around 3 months labour as all done by hand!!
A quick post as very busy times now. Not the best of images but thought I would share what I see and think about most of the time at the moment! The weather is proving difficult – after months of no rain and now when we need it dry, there are periodic days of wetness or drizzle. Today was a beautiful day with a good pick. This is a bunch of Pinot Noir taken last week after heavy fog.