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Winemaker Bootcamp has started!

3 years ago threadsandvino 0
Winemaker Bootcamp has started at Musto Wine Grape Company today! Making some South African Pinotage. Working with two different yeasts, BDX and D80. Going to be an interesting wine! These grapes are from the Breede River Valley and should display notes of cedar-toned plums, dark berries, backed by a smooth textured tannin structure when its Read More

Pinotage Update

5 years ago threadsandvino 0
We pressed the South African Pinotage and are very happy with the results. The starting numbers were: Brix = 25  (no adjustment required) Starting pH = 3.91 Starting TA = .62 Added 1.5gm tartaric acid per liter ​Final numbers were pH = 3.50 and TA = 0.75 The skins were very chewy and thick. We cold soaked 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