Have you ever thought about how much of life is waiting?
Waiting for Christmas. Waiting for birthdays. Waiting for a special event. Waiting at the doctor’s office. Waiting for things to get better. Waiting for rain. Waiting for cool weather. Waiting for hot weather …….. The list can go on and on.
We are waiting for harvest. Our first machine harvest has been delayed several times for various reasons: weather and availability of equipment are just a couple of reasons. The biggest reason to wait? The brix.
Brix is the measure of the sugar content in the grapes. Our Roussanne is currently hovering around 24 which is good. But, we would like it to get higher. 25 or 26 would be wonderful. Sunshine is a major factor in the brix. The higher brix found in more mature fruit makes a more flavorful wine. As of now, harvest of the Roussanne is tentatively set for Tuesday. The Aglianico will be machine harvested sometime in October. As the waiting period increases so does our anticipation!
What are you waiting for?