Currently, Andrew is busily getting the 2018 White Wines and Rosé ready for bottling. This includes the process of cold stabilisation to stop the formation of potassium bitartrate crystals in the bottle; something that many of our long - term customers would acknowledge as something that we have unsuccessfully struggled with. The new process put in place will hopefully remedy this situation. Elsewhere in the winery we are removing the 2017 reds from barrel and replacing them with the 2018 wines.
I am still working with the 2018 fortified wines with the end in sight with only 1 Muscadelle remaining to be filtered. Also, another blend of Rutherglen Tawny is on the way. At the present time the bench trials have been performed and some of the wine made ready, though there is still plenty of work to be done on this front. While all this is going on I am running around the countryside as part of the Langton’s Fine Wine Classification VII. We have 2 wines out of the 134 wines listed; with these being Rare Muscat and Rare Muscadelle both being categorised as Excellent with these wines being 2 of the total of 4 fortified wines included in the classification. Not bad for a winery which processed less than 200 tonnes of grapes per year.