Sunday, March 01, 2009

A March Update

It's calving time on the farm.
The first appeared a few days ago and by the looks of things there are a few more to come.

Stretch's mother could be next so we are keeping a close eye on her in case she runs into trouble like she did last year. Hopefully she will know what is happening this time around and will be able to look after her offspring.

We picked the Semillon on the last day of February.
Fruit quality was quite good with only the slightest hint of botrytis caused by the last few weeks of persistent rain.
Sugar level was 12.0 deg Baume and pH 3.3. And it tasted flavour ripe as well.
Can't ask for much better than that.

The Pinot Noir is not far behind as is the Tempranillo.
Am looking to get the Cabernet Sauvignon a bit riper this year, weather willing, so harvest won't be until April.

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