Harvesting Syrah and Carignan

Oct 1, 2016General, News

Harvest 2016, cont’d

We have harvested the rest of our Syrah and all of our Carignan.

Ripe, healthy grapes but tiny yield

The grapes are perfectly ripe and beautifully healthy – just not many of them. The Carignan grapes are particularly small so we decided to co-ferment the Syrah and Carigan, with the Syrah providing more juice. So there will be no 100% Carignan from 2016.

 

Here are some photos from the day.

Carignan - why the low yields?

Carignan – why the low yields?

Carignan

Carignan

Carignan harvest

Carignan harvest

Syrah harvest

Syrah harvest

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