Harvest 2018 Will Be Incredible!
|It's not all glamor on the crushpad|
Last Friday, we wrapped up our final pick at our Charles Vineyard, when we harvested our Semillon. Normally, the Semillon hangs several weeks longer than the rest of our vineyard, but the crop was small this year, and we didn't have long to wait.
|The next generation helps with punchdowns|
With slow, even ripening comes the ability to really dial in sugar levels, and we're ecstatic about how all the fruit came in. The cooler vintage helped maintain good acidity levels, which is critical to a balanced wine.
The only downside: the shorter crop on our estate Pinot Noir (approx. 20% down). And, of course, on our Semillon as well.
Now the grapes are fermenting happily inside the winery, while the rain falls outside. We'll have another few weeks of punchdowns, then pressing, and into barrel.
We look forward to sharing this vintage with you in a few years.