Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The 2008 Laithwaite Merlot tastes superb

I would like to take it out of barrel before Christmas and bottle it in the first week of January to capture all the beautiful blackcurrant fruit.

Unfortunately wines have a life of their own and sometimes everything is ready at the same time! With a full week of cellar work already planned and 150 barrels to rack and clean – it’s all quite a lot of work to do immediately.

But the wine comes first so I have called in the expert French cellar rats Petit Denis and Jeff (the winemaking cavalry!) to give us hand. With their expert help I can efficiently empty and clean the barrels at the perfect moment for wine quality!


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