Monday, July 16, 2012

Harvest Report for Jardin Botanico 2012

July 16, 2012

Grape                               Pounds                       Brix                            Acid

Cabernet Sauvignon        160                             23

Syrah                                118                             24

Merlot                              12                              Not enough volume to measure

Tempranillo                      14                              Not enough volume to measure

Chardonnay                       1                               Not enough volume to measure

            Total                     305                              23                               6.75
             Yield                    approximately 30 gallons of must

No adjustments were made.  
Yeast:  Red Star Pasteur Red

July 20, 2012  We pressed the wine and put it in the new 100 liter barrel.  There was almost enough to fill it.  Often when wine is first pressed, fermentation starts up again briefly.  When Stanley is satisfied that the wine is completely still, he will fill the barrel completely to avoid oxidation.  

July 23, 2012
Stanley added about 1 gallon of the wine we had prepared for this year's vendimia.  The malolactic fermentation was started.

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