We have finished picking! Vintage isn’t over yet though, because we still have ferments to look after, and pressing to do. The wines are looking really good from 2017 – just look at the intense colour of this Durif coming out of our basket press! (P.S. It tastes great too!)
The foot treading of the Pfeiffer Gamay is the most gentle way of crushing the Gamay grapes. The treading is done 3 times a day and at the end of the day, the team of foot treaders get to quench their thirst!!!
The cold mornings have made our normally tough winemaker Brendan dig out his trusty jumper. By the look of it he should keep it in the closet. A slow week fruit wise at Cofields. The only fruit was 5 tonnes of Cabernet and 3 tonnes of viognier. The cool change means the waiting game continues for the Durif, Petite Verdot and Malbec varieties still on the vines ripening.