My Cru Select Piazza is filtered and ready for bottling. It’s off dry with a light straw colour. It presently has a pronounced acidity that should be nicely balanced by the sweetness and some bottle ageing. I’m looking forward to trying this wine in a few weeks time. I think it’s a winner.
The Cru Select Toro has been stabilized and is presently clearing. It finished at 0.996 and tastes fairly dry. I should be able to filter it this weekend.
It looks like the Selection Shiraz/Viognier has finished fermenting. It is at 0.997 just slightly above what the instructions say it should be but all activity has stopped and I’m sure it’s not going any further. I’ll begin clearing and stabilizing this weekend.
The Selection Pacifica and Cru Select Trek are both ready to be racked into carboys. I’ll be dong this tonight. Both of them fermented well with the Pacifica taking a slower more graceful route while the Trek was loud and aggressive. By their present aroma and taste I think this will be indicative of how each wine will show when finished.
That’s it for the updates on my first five wines. I have three more on the way and have to get prepared for them. I’m going to need more room and have to free up some equipment so I’ll have a busy weekend bottling, transferring, etc. I should have more news after this weekend.