A Fruit Day becoming a Root Day at 0500
The cover crop paddocks will need to be harvested and made in to baleage and hay for the compost and also winter feed for the stock. At last we are beginning to harvest some summer vegetables. The tomatoes in our poly tunnel are starting to produce and pea shoots are popping up between alternate rows of vines and are a delicious addition to salads.
With the warming summer temperatures, most of the Pinot Noir barrel lots and Chardonnays are finishing their malolactic fermentations. It's only after this softening of acidity and the accompanying aroma and flavour transformation, do we finally get a more accurate picture of the character of the vintage. Early indications are looking very promising indeed.