We won’t produce any icewine this vintage, we still have enough. Still, a lot of other winerys will give it a try this year, and it looks good. It won’t take to long this year to get the necessary frost.
It is not to much what is needed, just temperatures below -7 °C, a few helping hands, and still nice and healthy grapes hanging on the vine.
Not this ones I’m going to show you here 🙂
No icewine grapes, just the left overs from the last vintage after snowfall and temperatures around -1°C.
It won’t taste nice, even if it’s frozen
Gewurztraminer decorated with snow.
Outside frozen, inside sour
Mikel asked me to post some pictures about harvesting Riesling. No problem, here we are, 2 pictures which documents the the way winerys are working today. Every method might be the best one, depending on the situation, the vintage, the climate, the mood, the availability of manpower, etc …
Harvesting by hand, Riesling Spätlese from Continue reading
During the next days harvesting is going to be hot here in the winery.
Finally we are starting to pick Riesling.
Harvesting by hand at places like THIS one, we hope to get at least Spätlese qualities.
In late afternoon a harvestingmachine will also start picking grapes for basic quality wines
On monday we wil start harvesting grape varieties like Pinot gris, Pinot meunier and Pinot noir for Rosé.
The Frühburgunder (Pinot precoce noir) harvested in august is allready pressed an made its way down into the winecellar.
Müller Thurgau was harvested last Friday, the results are totally disturbing, we got only a few hundret Liters, of course of a Continue reading