A little oenology

by 3arn0wl

The South facing hills of limestone marl on the Snodding Estate are perfect terroir for growing grapes. And thanks in part to the recent spell of hot weather, Lord Rupert says his Pinot Noir are “Sensational” this year!

For the last ten daysLord Rupert has been out picking his grapes, and carefully removing them from their stems.

But now he’s putting his wine wellies on – Snodding Estate Plonk is all foot-pressed!

He’ll put the juice and the must into his oak barrels, to let the grapes’ natural sugars convert into alcohol, using the wild yeasts that formed on the grapes as they grew. A couple of weeks should do it. After that, he’ll strain off the must, and rack it into clean barrels.

You’ll be able to get your hands on it as early as the 17th of November – Nouveu Day!


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