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A Taste of Italy from Lanza Musto Vineyards

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
{Lanza-Musto Brunello Clone Sangiovese going through veraison} Can’t make it to Tuscany this year? Don’t worry, you can make some fabulous Sangiovese right here in the US! Lanza-Musto Vineyards has been producing Brunello Clone Sangiovese for the past 4 vintages. One of the big reasons we planted this varietal is because the valley provides hot days and Read More

Verasion in the Vineyard

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
  {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 Read More

Oak, Oak, and More Oak!

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
We are excited to release our newest video in our video series – “Oak & Oak Alternatives”. Winemaker Frank Renaldi goes over all the different Oak opportunities available to winemakers. Check it out for more information on how to add oak to your wine. Cheers!   Read More

Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc, Pinot Grigio, & Viognier from Chile

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
The white wine grapes Chile have arrived and they look amazing. Below are the Brix levels for our Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier.  It looks like it’s going to be a great vintage! Chardonnay: 22.5 Pinot Grigio: 23.5 Sauvignon Blanc: 23.0 Viognier: 22.5 Brix (°Bx) is a way to measure the potential alcohol content Read More

Chilean Wine Grapes & Yeast Selections

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
So the grapes are almost here and I’m working on my fermentation plan. Depending on which grapes I end up with, will influence which yeast I choose. What do you think about my thoughts so far? Cabernet Sauvignon: BM45, BM4X4, D80, RC212, D254 Cabernet Franc: BM45, RP15, D254, D80, BDX Carmenere: BDX, D254, RP15 Malbec: Read More

The Pinotage Grapes Have Arrived!

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
  The ‪Pinotage‬ has arrived!! The berries taste very sweet with good seed and pulp development. We got Brix readings of 23-24.5, .48 TA, and 3.86pH We will need to do a few adjustments but the berries look great and we are looking forward to the crush! I am still deciding which yeast to use Read More