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The Reds have arrived! (well most of them..)

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
The Reds have arrived! (well most of them..) Below are the Brix numbers from the Red Grapes that have arrived so far from Chile. We received Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carmenere. It looks like it’s going to be a great vintage! Malbec: 23.5 Merlot: 23.0 Syrah: 23.0 Cabernet Sauvignon: 24.0 Carmenere: 26.0 We Read More

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

5 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

5 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!

5 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

2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR CHILE

5 years ago threadsandvino 0
2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR CHILE   Musto Wine Grape Company, LLC. has been importing quality Chilean wine grapes for over 10 years. We have developed long lasting relationships in Chile and are constantly growing and developing the program. The vineyards are located between the Andes Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Therefore, the vines have excellent growing Read More

2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH AFRICA

5 years ago threadsandvino 0
2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH AFRICA The Breede River Valley is surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and is nestled between the Simonsberg and Drakenstien mountains.  Because of this unique topography, cool air from the oceans flows through the valley creating small, cooler micro-climates.  Farmers are able to use the Breede River to irrigate Read More