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August 30, 2009

Viognier Brix Check

Checked out the Viognier this morning. Starting to see a little Botrytis due to all the rain we had last week, but the Pristine is holding everything else off really well. Might do a botrytis-specific spray before applying the last Pristine spray (for the Viognier) of the season.

Brix = 18.4
pH = 3.14

Looking like harvest will fall somewhere around September 17th or so. Now begins the sleepless nights, agonizing over spray pre-harvest intervals, sugar development, acid retention, weather patterns, equipment allocation, lug allocation, crew shortages but most of all FLAVOR DEVELOPMENT in the fruit. It's gotta be right!!!

Posted by Stephen at August 30, 2009 11:46 AM