Buggy Moving Ferments are Cranking – Bathtub Winemaking Project Day 11 Episode 1
Guiding ferments during the peak of ferment requires wisdom & agility.
There is an infinite number of actions you can take & an equal number of things that can go wrong!
Winemaking Excellence – Fruit Sorting & Destemming at Yabby Lake with Tom Carson
Making exceptional wine takes thought and patience. Every step of the winemaking process presents you with a choice. In the winery, it begins when the fruit arrives. ?
Watch as Pinot Noir from Yabby Lake’s Block 2 is sorted by hand & some seriously impressive cutting edge machinery!
“Squishing Shiraz Samples” Wine Decoded Shiraz Vintage 16 Episode 01
After a false start, the WINE DECODED Bathtub Winemaking Project 2016 is GO!
Big Shout Out to Dylan McMahon for helping us find some yummy fruit to play with!
Yesterday we sampled Shiraz from a beautiful vineyard in Seville East on the edge of Gruyere in the Yarra Valley.
“The Big Crush” Wine Decoded Shiraz Vintage 16 Episode 02
The Wine Decoded Bathtub Winemaking Project Shiraz is in the house! Nothing Like a 38°C day to Shift 140 Buckets of Fruit into Bathtub Fermenters!
It’s crushing time!
Check out all the action as we crush our yummy fruit, transport it to Wine Decoded HQ and bucket it into our 3 bathtubs for fermentation!
“Whole Bunch Festa – Part II” Wine Decoded Shiraz Vintage 16 Episode 04
Checking the progress of the Whole Bunch Shiraz Ferment!
Time to taste all the different components, whole bunches, whole berries, crushed fruit & juice!
Then we’ll have a think about what we’ll do next!
“Daily Rituals in the Wine Decoded Tiny Winery! Morning Rounds!” Wine Decoded Shiraz Vintage 16 Episode 06
Daily Rituals in the Wine Decoded Tiny Winery!
Always Tasting! Always Thinking!
Watch 2hrs of Action Condensed into a little over 4mins with an Explanation from our Chief Wine Hacker, Paul!
Squishing Time! Firing Up the Basket Press for the WINE DECODED Bathtub Cabernet
The first and only press for Vintage 2015 is done and dusted! The WINE DECODED Bathtub Winemaking Cabernet was squished a few weeks ago, after 24 days on skins. The perfume and earthiness I was looking for have arrived. The texture has lengthened, developed beautifully and is looking good.
Stalks! Stalks! Stalks! WINE DECODED Bathtub Winemaking Project Day 6 Tannin Management
We’re still focusing on tannin for the WINE DECODED Bathtub Winemaking Project. This time it’s all about giant teabags … full of stalks, not, tea! Just like the seeds stalks contain tannins, flavours and aromas that we want to guide and layer into the wine. Check the “teabags” and a detailed walk through steep the biggest teabag you’ll ever see in the video.
Bathtub Winemaking Project Day 5 – Working on Tannin!
Today’s one of the peak days during fermentation. Where about half way through now. The yeast are moving fast, sugar is dropping quickly, heat is being generated and alcohol levels increasing. It’s time to focus on tannin. This video explores some of the tannin management I’m doing this year taking a look at skins, seeds and stalks.
Vintage 2015 Part 2: Time to Pick our Yarra Valley Cabernet – Filthy Good Vino Bathtub Winemaking Project
Beautiful day to pick our Cabernet for the WINE DECODED Bathtub Winemaking Project! We’ll be posting regular updates taking you through the winemaking process step by step for Vintage 2015.