Thursday, November 26, 2009
Guntly Road may not seem significant to many (or any) of you but it is quite possibly the spot that started this whole thing. Without the promise of grapes on Guntly Road Deux Punx would most likely not have come to be.
As I am thankful for all of the random moments that have led to the life I currently lead I am thankful for the circuitous path that led to deux punx and the great friendship and partnership that has formed on this long and winey road. And, dear deux punx reader, I am thankful for you!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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.