Down on the farm
Austin Black, "where did I put the wine?"
We are quietly getting the white wines from the 2011 vintage ready for bottling. Austin Black - the crazy Irishman aka the cellar monk has been flat out getting the wines off their spent lees (dead yeast) and clarifying and stabilizing the wines before bottling. We have just had another weird weather spell this time we had an unseasonally warm start to winter with no snow until early July. Skifields had delayed openings of 6 to 8 weeks! We seem to be lurching from one strange weather event to the next this season, no doubt linked to the very strong El Nino weather pattern upon us.