Monday, April 8, 2013

Pressing times


Once the grapes from the previous post had fermented over a week or so, it was time to press the grapes to get the wine. Last weekend we had pressing day. Here is Action Man at left, with our friend George. We are using George's press. Although AM has all manner of winemaking gadgets, he doesn't have a press, and George is happy to lend us his. He does get paid for this service in wine:)
We are really happy with how this wine is shaping up. The grapes (from Berri SA) were superb, and required minimal doctoring. And the young wine tastes great now. With time in the barrel, and bottle age, this one looks like a cracker.

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