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Wine Diary

Stage Victory

September 26, 2017

Burgundy varietals and most of the reds have been harvested.

This might not yet have been the “mountain stage”, however in any case we completed an important stage of our harvest race! After all the grapes for Sekt base wines had been brought in, good weather conditions only once interrupted by rain showers (ideal was the cool weather) allowed us to get most of the Rosé and red grape: Pinot noir, Zweigelt and Merlot could be harvested perfectly healthy and ripe. Now they will be vinified in fermentation vats with following traditional methods such as “pumping over “or “punching down” the mash cap.

Pinot Gris from Spiegel vineyard happened to be ripe at the same time!

A bit of cool rainfall is welcome after this rather dry summer, the vines might recover a bit and go into hibernation less stressed. We too are enjoying a little break during harvest. We may clean things up a bit and later work in direction Grüner Veltliner and Riesling with fresh forces!