It’s been a wet Monsoon season. Almost twice as much rain as a normal summer. We’re really pleased with the Sauvignon blanc crop. The grapes are full and ripe. Insect pressure wasn’t as bad as last year due to spraying at the first sign of Rose Chafer beetles. There were very few Grape Colopsis beetles. One vine was found with Japanese beetles, which are very aggressive and inflict a lot of damage to the vine and grapes.
We harvested the Sauvignon blanc grapes at 23 brix on the 8th of August and the wine fermented for 5 days before going dry.
Yield 185 lbs = 7 gallons juice
Brix 23 degrees
Yeast QA 23