A long ear has affected this vintage. The crops oscillated between 0,3 and 1,2 kg/vine. The sugar content was between 22-25°Bx. The pressed fruit content will be rather low but, thanks to God, the grapes are home.
We have been treating the vineyards very carefully, guarding them against deer (nibbling) and against two leg thiefs as well, which was mentally very exhausting.
All the people who worked with us deserve our big thanks and a bonus (a bottle of wine for the nice workers - wine lovers). We expect a supply of Francois Freres barrels in November, and we will fill them up with the young wine straight away.
Several vats with wine grapes have already ended its fermentation and the taste is very promising. We have to be "on the alert" and do not ruin the shape of the newly forming wine.
Blanc de Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinots from all our vineyards will be ready to taste prior to Christmas time.
Note: Next week we going to harvest Blue Portuguiser and Saint Laurent for our rosé and then we start preparing wine for export to London.
We brought the clone 777 for its outstanding properties from France. We have already harvested the first (virgin) grapes and after the maceration on skins we´ll barrel the wine into the Francois Freres new casks (barrique). Thanks for helping with the wine harvest to all the fans from both Brno and Prague.
Tomas Springer went to London yesterday. He sent a word that Charles Lea (Lea & Sandeman) ordered two pallets of our wines. Thank you, Charles. We will endeavor to keep working so that our Moravian wines Stapleton-Springer will make happy both people in the Czech Rep and abroad.