Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Grapes, grapes and more grapes

Harvest started just last week but we have processed an obscene amount of grapes! Last week we started with Chardonnay. On Monday we processed Pinot Grigio. For anyone who doesn't know. Pinot Grigio grapes are actually red. Yes, they are red grapes but what happens is that when the juice settles, so does the color. The color just falls right out, leaving the white wine we see in the bottle. Some Italian wineries actually put Pinot Grigio in a green tinted bottle to give some color to the look of the wine. Very interesting. It looks like we might have a lighter load of grapes this year than we did last year, but that just means that this vintage will just shine a little more.

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