Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Grape Harvest 2019

Was a good year overall with average heat but above average rain. The grapes and clusters were big and heavy. Some cracking on a few varieties due to the water in the soil. Sugars are about 1 brix lower on most varieties but grape size and bunch weight is much higher than usual. Foch clusters were in the 75 to 125 gram range where 70 grams is more usual.

Marchal Foch pictured

Here are some of the brix numbers for Red grapes;
Castel   21
Pinot Noir  17
Colmar    21
Triompe D'Alsace 20
Marechal Foch 20
Marquette 20
Leon Millot 20
St Croix 18

Here is brix numbers for some of the White grapes
Evangeline 21
Petite Milo 20
Cayuga 18
L'Acadie Blanc 20
Ravat 34 17
Vandal Cliche 20
Sovereign Ruby 19