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Wine Diary

The youngest first!

September 22, 2014

Harvest of Sekt base wine is complete. Next in line are the young vines.

The late autumn sun should now benefit the plant, not fruit ripeness, as we would like to stimulate young vines to build reserves in the roots and wood, thus strengthening the structure. The plants should attain a biblical age and grow to become healthy Methuselahs.

Currently, our oldest vines are about a century old! The wines made from the young vineyards will be light, fresh and fruity, and soon wonderful to drink. A part of those grapes will become our 2014 Grüner Veltliner L+T (“leicht und trocken” meaning “light & dry”), a wine of which might be ready to begin bottling as early as December.