Peace on Earth to men of good will...
We have been trying to develop and maintain a balanced ecological system over many years. We have planted not only grapevines but other fruit trees as well at the terroir of Terasy. We brought hive (several bee colonies) yesterday and we will look after them. We might even get some honey, too :-)
Well, one more week of Lent and the Easter is here.
The final product of a winemaker is WINE, but at the same time a lot of you - winelovers are interested in how the wine is made. There is a different soil on our terroir of Terasy, Čtvrtě, Trkmanska and Pinot Noir goes better on some areas and it fights for life in the others. So, we have decided to apply an "old-fashioned" fertilization by the cow´s and horse´s dung (frankly, there is hardly any better way). We have applied earthworms and wermin-compost last year and we will keep doing it again.
We will distribute the dung manually into the prepared places between the lines, so that we won´t tamp the soil down too much...And after a shower :-) we´ll enjoy a sip of Blanc de Pinot noir 2014...
On Saturday, Feb 21 we bottled one cask of organic Blanc de Pinot Noir 2014. 15 friends came to help. All of them worked hard, so we tasted the vintages 2003, 2004, 1999, 2009 in our Archive wine cellar in the evening. The wines of the older vineyards, made from the perfectly matured grapes (highest quality standard), were in a good shape and we did enjoyed them. Note: We haven´t got a single bottle of 1971 vineyard of Saint Laurent left. Well, we have to wait when the young St. Laurent gets down and gives us a decent harvest, eventually...maybe this year.
The next activity we plan to do with wine lovers will be: RE-CORKAGE OF THE OLDER VINTAGES IN THE ARCHIVE WINE CELLAR AND TYING THE VINES.
Well, No pain, No gain, and we´re really looking forward to see you again...Cheers!