I have to admit, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the journey from winter to autumn as a hobby winemaker. 4 days out from dropping the vintage, we’ve not yet established refractometer-ripeness. We have however found penetrating fruit flies which embed themselves inside our Riesling bunches. Aided by a few weeks of rain, the bunches tumefied to popping-point, attracting all forms of guests. It’s not all bad news though. The rest of the grapes taste fantastic. My guess is high 80’s sweet and 10 sour. The foundations for an 18-8 Mosel mouth-waterer have been set 😉
Hobby winemaking is a weekend sport and this weekend we have nothing on. 13 Rows to sort and press.