I wished the vintage 2015 to be good. We worked hard on the vineyards and we tried our best to cope with drought. We have not harvested a big quantity of grapes this year, but the tastes of wines are promising. The greater acreage of vineyards enable us to grapple better with bad weather, which becomes more extreme year by year, and it also enable us to select only the right grapes to harvest (well-coloured and healthy), from which we will make a quality wine.
We will not expand our production! We have started to number the bottles to show the originality of each type of wine.
We plant several different clones of Pinot noir and Chardonnay, 14 in total. Some of them are "for wet" and the others "for dry" , as we expect the extremes and imbalances in weather will continue. I hope we will keep harvesting low quantity but high quality grapes even in the following years.
We are getting more stability and peace of mind to our work , as more people come to see us, so that there is no need to explain our philosophy so much.
Each day brings headaches and enjoys. Let´s see the world positively, remember the wine has been given to us to cheer our spirit.
Love each other and cheers!
Tomas Springer presented our collection of Pinot noir in London at the biginning of September. Receiving the order of Lea & Sandeman, a wine merchant, we prepared ORANGE, BLANC, ROUCI and CTVRTE and the wine is leaving towards London.
We believe the UK market will enjoy our wine, so that we will keep cooperating in the next year as well.
A long ear has affected this vintage. The crops oscillated between 0,3 and 1,2 kg/vine. The sugar content was between 22-25°Bx. The pressed fruit content will be rather low but, thanks to God, the grapes are home.
We have been treating the vineyards very carefully, guarding them against deer (nibbling) and against two leg thiefs as well, which was mentally very exhausting.
All the people who worked with us deserve our big thanks and a bonus (a bottle of wine for the nice workers - wine lovers). We expect a supply of Francois Freres barrels in November, and we will fill them up with the young wine straight away.
Several vats with wine grapes have already ended its fermentation and the taste is very promising. We have to be "on the alert" and do not ruin the shape of the newly forming wine.
Blanc de Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinots from all our vineyards will be ready to taste prior to Christmas time.
Note: Next week we going to harvest Blue Portuguiser and Saint Laurent for our rosé and then we start preparing wine for export to London.