Hello Linganore fans!
Pinky here – (of Pinky’s Rose) – the folks “in charge” (these would be my brothers…) thought you might want to know what is going on at the winery!
Today, Anthony talked about this years’ harvest at Linganore. Fortunately, 2014 has been a spectacular year for grapes! We are at the point where we eat, sleep and dream grapes, but for those who want to know – we don’t have purple feet (yet!). The grape picking started about two weeks late thanks to our weather being cooler than normal. This year, the boys were out picking grapes in the beginning of September rather than in mid-August. The yield has been very heavy – up about 40-50% over the usual. The best part is that 2014 will likely be a vintage date that is remembered, as according to Anthony, the quality of the fruit is exceptional. High sugars and a great balance of pH and total acid will all make for wonderful wines in mid-2015 to late 2016 when the reds are released.
Harvest here should end in a few days as the last of the grapes come in – notably Norton, which we use to craft our Port wine, and Cabernet and Cabernet Franc. We are ready to take a break from all the hard work that goes into picking, crushing and storing the juice and getting it ready to make into wine.
That’s all for now! Have a wonderful week and look for our next blog soon!