Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ernesto and Alida Wine 2013

July 20, 2013   Rose  

45 kilos
Brix 21.5
Ph 3.21
Acid 10

July 31, 2013 Rose

Racked the Rose into a five gallon bottle.  Added 1/4 tsp of metabisulfite.

July 31, 2013

Cabernet Franc  45 kilos, Merlot 5 kilos, and Cabernet Sauvignon 85 kilos were mixed.  About seventeen gallons of grapes.

The Syrah was set to ferment by itself in a small container.  41 kilos.  About eight gallons of grapes.

August 7, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

440 pounds
Brix 28
Ph 3.42
Acid 8.8

Some of these grapes were mixed with the Hecho a Mano blend.  Some were mixed with the Jardin Botanico Cabernet Sauvignon, and most were added to Ernesto's blend of Cab Franc and Cab Sauv.

August 8, 2013

The Syrah is ready to press.  It has been pressed . . ..

August 13, 2013

The Cabernet Sauvignon/Cab Franc blend had fermented to 1 Brix.  Stanley started a malo- lactic fermentation and we pressed the grapes.  Yield:  Just less than 33 gallons.  It is in a 30 gallon barrel and a 3 gallon glass carboy.

August 15, 2013

Ernesto returned the carboy of Rose.  It has been in the refrigerator since pressing.  Warmed up, it has started to ferment again.

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