Friday, August 2, 2013

Hecho a Mano Petite Syrah - 2013

August 2, 2013

234 pounds
Brix 23
Ph 3.4
Acid 8

The grapes were not as ripe as we would have liked, but they had begun to shrivel significantly and were falling off the stem.

We found 10 different bunches with the beginnings of rot so it's a good thing we picked today in spite of the lack of intense ripeness.  The grapes taste good and the seeds are beginning to turn brown.  Another few days might have made a huge difference.

August 9, 2013
Pressed the Petite Syrah.  It is in a 25 gallon barrel.  We were short five gallons.  Made up the difference with 5 gallons of Jardin Botanico Merlot.

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