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Good Morning Winemakers and Welcome to Your Spring Winemaking Update.

As the snow melts on the East Coast the Southern Hemisphere is getting into harvest mode. The Spring grapes and juices will be here before you know it! Below we have a mini harvest update for each region outlining all the fresh products offered by Musto Wine Grape Co. this Spring. We’ve also included some yeast suggestions for the more popular varieties.

The prices for the Spring products are here and we are Taking Pre-Orders via email and over the phone. Please feel free to contact us at sales@juicegrape.com or 877.812.1137 to place your pre-order. 

We are looking forward to working with you this Spring Harvest! Keep an eye on our Facebook Page and Harvest Tracker for upcoming free wine classes and other Spring Harvest Updates in our Blog.

 South Africa

Arriving: End of March

Grape Varieties: Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon

Juice Varieties: Shiraz, Merlot, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard Information: Pinotage will be arriving from the Breede River Valley and Cabernet will be arriving from Stellenbosch. Read more about the Pinotage click here for more information about the Cabernet.

Yeast Suggestions:

  • Pinotage: BM4x4:  A very reliable yeast. It helps increase color and palate length or D80: Increases mouthfeel and tannin integration.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon D254:  Brings out bright fruit flavors and complexity such as berry, plum, and mild spice.

Argentina

 

Arriving: End of April

Grape Varieties: Malbec

Vineyard Information: The first Cantinian vineyard was planted in 1923 in Mendoza, Argentina. As of 2012, the wine grapes grown in the Cantinian vineyards were certified organic by Argencert (in conjunction with the USDA Organic Certification) and accredited by Global Program IFOAM. The vineyards are situation on elevated terrain with views of the Andes Mountains. Read more about the Argentina Malbec here on our blog.

Yeast Suggestions:

  • Malbec D254:  Brings out bright fruit flavors and complexity such as berry, plum, and mild spice.

Chile 

Arriving: End of April, beginning of May

Grapes Varieties: Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier

Juice Varieties: Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet/Merlot Blend, Malbec, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier

Fresco Juice Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot, Malbec, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay/Semillon Blend

Vineyard Information: The growing season for the Curico and Colchagua Valley’s was a hot and dry one. Expect wines with great character, intense flavors, complexity, and distinction. We should be receiving grapes around the same time as last year, maybe a little earlier for the whites. Read more here {http://blog.juicegrape.com/index.php/2017/01/} for more information on the Chilean Harvest.

Yeast Suggestions:

  • Cabernet: CSM - New Yeast Coming to Musto Wine Grape in the Spring!, Keep an eye for a blog post about in on Thursday’s Winemaker Think Tank!
  • Malbec: D254 Yeast: Brings out bright fruit flavors and complexity such as berry, plum, and mild spice.
  • Carmenere: D254  yeast Brings out bright fruit flavors and complexity such as berry, plum, and mild spice or BDX: Promotes soft tannins, secures color, and ferments at low heat.
  • Chardonnay: QA23 Chardonnay: QA23: Promotes apple and pear notes or VIN13: Heightens pineapple and tropical notes Savignon Blanc: R2 Promotes fruity and floral notes or 71B brings out grapefruit notes and other tropical fruits or QA23: Promotes apple and pear notes or VIN13: Heightens pineapple and tropical notes.
  • Sauignon Blanc: R2 Promotes fruity and floral notes or 71B Brings out grapefruit notes and other tropical fruits or QA23 Promotes apple and pear notes or VIN13: Heightens pineapple and tropical notes.

So pour yourself a glass of wine and give us a call or shoot us an email to secure your Pre-Order Today! 






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