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!
Winemaker Sessions #2 Pete Schell – Spinifex Wines, Barossa Valley
Pete Schell from Spinifex Wines in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, dropped by Wine Decoded HQ to talk all things Vinous.He’s making some of the funniest wines coming out of the Barossa and has definitely been a leader in making fresher, yummy wines with real personality from the Barossa.
Winemaker Sessions #1 Peter Cowley, TeMata Estate, Hawkes Bay
Peter Cowley from TeMata Estate in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, dropped into Wine Decoded HQ to shoot the breeze last week.
Turns out he knows a thing or two about making Filthy Good Vino.
We talked Hawkes Bay, Possums, Art Decco and mostly, vino, taking a look at 8 of his wines.
Passopisciaro 2013 Contrade (Single Vineyard Wines), Nerello Mascelese from Etna on the Tasting Bench
The release of the Contrade (Single Vineyard Wines) from the Passopisciaro Estate in Etna, Sicily is always a highlight each year. These stunning wines made from Nerello Mascelese are intriguing pleasure festas in the glass! Below are thoughts on the 2013’s and an article published last year on Passopisciaro and the 2012 Contrade.
“The Big Crush” Bathtub Winemaking Project V16E02 “
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!
“Squishing Shiraz Samples” Bathtub Winemaking Project V16E01
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.
An Afternoon with Gaia Gaja
Finally I’ve managed to share my thoughts on a very special & intimate afternoon with Gaia Gaja at Boccaccio Cellars earlier this year. A big shout out to Anthony D’Anna for organising such a delicious event and Gaia Gaja for being such a human hostess.
Taking a look at the Lauded 2004 Barolo Vintage … A Wicked Retrospective
Barolo has undergone a revolution of the last few decades. One that we’ve seen occur across many of the great wine regions of the world. Think Burgundy, Tuscany and even Australia. It’s a cycle where tradition gets overtaken by technology and often ends up with those craftsmen who tend vines and make wine finding a […]
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.
Post Fermentation Maceration Begins! Pushing for Wine Yumminess!
Cap is looking might close to going over this am! I wish my assistant winemaker wouldn’t splash whilst bathing in the wine! We’ve run a barrel of free run off for barrel fermentation with about 15% of the alcoholic fermentation to go. Post Fermentation Maceration Explained – Gotta Keep Pushing! Check out what happened from Day 11-14