Friday, 14 February 2014

The First Wine

Yesterday was a milestone at work - the first wine of the vintage! 

Albeit the Verdelho in question has not yet been fined and cold stabilised (some of the refining stages prior to bottling), but it is definitely a wine in all respects - taste, aroma, acidity, dryness, etc. 

Everyone was very excited when the assistant winemaker came around with a glass for us to try the fruits of our labour.  It definitely makes me realise that it will feel like a real accomplishment at the end of the vintage when we have produced a whole range of wines!