Verasion in the Vineyard

 

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{pictured above – Lanza-Musto Vineyards Primitivo}

Currently our grapes are going through veraison in California.  Veraison occurs when the berry transitions into the ripening stage. From now forward the berry will increase in sugar concentration until it is harvested at the desired brix level. Grapes for sparkling wine or champagne are harvested around 17 brix and grapes for still wine are harvested around 25 brix. The brix level will determine the alcohol level in the wine. For example, a grape picked around 25 brix should create a alcohol 12.5% by volume wine.

Harvest will be here before we know it! It’s to time start getting organized. Click below for your FREE Printable Checklist to help you get ready for the grapes.

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{pictured above – Lanza-Musto Vineyards Brunello Clone Sangiovese}

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