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Bodega

During December and January we rebuilt over the old animal barn using the same footprint and keeping the very old stone walls for part of the building. Our decision to build the bodega is outlined in this post. The joints … Continue reading

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Types of cutting vines

In early February, every year, we cut the vines of all cordons and stems, except those that enable the plant to achieve a better shape or better yield of grapes. If the older wood that forms the Y-shape is low … Continue reading

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Checking Sugar Levels of Grapes in Vineyard

From early July we test the sugar levels of the grapes every three days or so. This is done using a refractometer, which measures┬áthe grape juice by its refractive index. A shadow line is reflected on a glass plate inside … Continue reading

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Harvest/Vendimia 2011

The lead into the 2011 harvest has been strange. Everything seems to have been early. The almond blossom was in early January as mild winter weather led plants to think spring had come. There was also lot of blossom on … Continue reading

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Bottling 2011

We decided to bottle one of the barrels now in January, another in February and the last one in May. This will give us a spread of time that the wine has been in the barrels and how the flavour … Continue reading

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