Well, this blog’s holiday weekend was a bit longer than expected but we are back! We hope you all had a wine-filled weekend! We did!
More pictures from our vineyards site! We are going to be making a field blend of three major clones: two clones from Dijon, FR (115 and 777) as well as a clone from Pommard, FR. Between the two Dijon clones, 115 will give our wine “strong colour with a purplish hue, superior bouquet, elegant rich aroma typical of its type, a hint of small fruits, well structured, tannic, long, suitable for keeping“, whereas 777 will provide “strong and intense colours, strong aromas, typical of this type, good balance – round, tannic, appropriate to keep.” A great balance between structure and depth is a must when making a field blend. The two Dijon clones plus the Pommard clone, which will add great acidity, structure and minerality, are a perfect combination for what we are striving for here at MSix Wines.
The grapes are in great shape. I spent a couple hours in the vineyards yesterday tasting and sampling. Our sugars are between 18-19.5 degrees Brix (g/100mL of juice). With the temperatures and the grapes sugars we have now, we are looking at the third week in September for harvest!
Read a great article this morning regarding how wine consumption in the US is on the rise; this is great news for the industry as a whole! Wine is set to take over beer as the most desired alcoholic beverage in the US in the next couple years! Let those corks fly!
A poll will be up on our Facebook today! Make sure you vote to enter to win a bottle of our 2011 Pinot Noir!
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson