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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

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

Pinotage Update

4 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

Official Pinotage Numbers

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
Brix = 25  (no adjustment required) Starting pH = 3.91 Starting TA = .62 Added 1.5gm Tartaric Acid per liter Final Number are pH = 3.50 & TA = 0.75 ​In conclusion, the final numbers are very good!! Looking forward to seeing how this vintage turns out! #whydoesittakesolong? Read More

Quick Suisun Valley Vineyard Update

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
Lanza Musto Vineyards “Bud break in Suisun Valley is on schedule and off to a great start! Early bunch counts also look to be normal.” -Nick Lanza of Lanza Vineyards & Lanza Musto Vineyards Read More

2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR CHILE

4 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