Saturday, 12 May 2018

Spring 2018

Here we are entering our final year of research and the vineyard is really shaping up with nice 5 year old vines. It has been a slow start to the year (in case you forgot, we still had snow on the ground  a few weeks back!) but that slow start has been off set by some unseasonably warm weather and we are actually right on par - or even slightly ahead- with 2017!

This year we said goodbye to Auxerrois, Zweigelt and Regent. Auxerrois was just too susceptible to mildew and never really produced the fruit we had hoped for.  Zweigelt and Regent, while healthy looking vines,  again it never generated into fruit production and were proving to be just too much work for so little joy.

As for the rest - as of May 14 this is where we stand:
Osceolo Muscat

Whites 

48-05-49 (Amiel) Epicure: were ranging from bud to bud swell.



Siegerrebe
Osceolo Muscat, Petite Milo, L'Acadia Blanc, Madeleine Sylvaner; Chardonnay,  Siegerrebe, Madeleine Angevine: All varieties had achieved bud burst and had shoots ranging from just burst to 1 cm.  





Reds:

 48-05-83, Pinot Noir:  these were at the early bud swell stage.  


Baco Noir, Leon Millot, LaBelle, All varieties had achieved bud burst and had shoots ranging from just burst to 1 cm. 



Leon Millot

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