Monday, 24 August 2009

Back to work and straight into the vineyard

It is now the period in the growing season called ‘Veraison’ which is the transition from berry growth to berry ripening.

It is a very important time as many other changes in the berry development also occur at this point. The fruit acidity decreases, sugars are accumulated and the volume of water entering the berry is significantly reduced causing the berry to ripen and change from being acidic to sweet, with fruity aromas. Fingers crossed for calm weather and not too much heat or rain!


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