The nights are becoming colder and getting up in the morning for crush activity now means getting dressed in pitch black. Out in the vineyard we’re noticing the change of seasons - the vines are starting to act like fall is fast approaching.
Our big focus this week for Bordeaux varieties is getting ahead of the game. We knew going into this week that higher temperatures were headed our way. So, our strategy is to be very active when others are not. Once we feel the grapes are ripe, we get them in as soon as possible, as every day extra they hang beyond our ideal ripeness we run the risk of over-ripe flavors and higher sugars/alcohols.