Stop by for Punch Down
I think this is the best time of year at the winery–FERMENTATION! Every few hours we punch down the cap to mix up the wine and ensure that the yeast gets access to all the good bits of grapes. It’s a great workout for my arms, shoulders, & back, but I’m happy to “share” the fun! Come on by and I’ll let you stir too 🙂
We have over 200 gallons of sangiovese, malbec and merlot must fermenting. We’ll be pressing in several days when fermentation is complete. The merlot is giving off a great purple color, but the sangiovese is much lighter. I’m sure we’ll make a rose with the sangiovese again. The cabernet sauvignon is still on the vine. We double-netted it to keep the mockingbirds out. Hopefully the nets will work and then we’ll marry the merlot with the cabernet.
Hoping for great wine and now it’s time to punch again…