Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Roussanne Update

2009 roussanne

the roussanne is finished with primary fermentation. the wine stayed very cloudy after racking and there was a nervous feeling that we had made an orangish/brown nightmare of a wine. to our amazement the wine in our tank has cleared up nicely and is tasting greatd. it has a lot of weight to it and the pineapple-bomb of a nose has dropped out.

clear and golden

we've racked off the gross lees and now it's just resting and picking up some texture from the fine lees. aaron demonstrates how to use a dewalt drill to mix things up a bit. we plan to rack off the fine lees in a few more weeks. hopefully bottle in early 2010.

video
quick movie on lees stirring