Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Green bunches on lateral shoots within vine canopies are an issue for winemaking in terms of affecting the baume and ripe flavour profile of your fruit at harvest.
If blocks are sampled correctly you can also expect them to reduce your sampling results. Look at your vineyard for secondary bunches on laterals, or areas of green berries over one third in a bunch.
If your vineyard has a significant amount of green fruit it may require fruit thinning to assist in the evenness of ripening and presentation to winemakers.
Posted by James Hook