After nearly a year of resting in barrels and tanks, it’s time to put our inaugural red wine into the bottles for a long rest. This Montepulciano d’Abruzzo was hauled up from the vineyard by hand, and after being fermented (in the utility room under the outside stairs) was pressed by hand (using a kitchen colander).
Thankfully, Sweet Baby G and I had some great help with the bottling. Ron’s here for his summer visit, and we’re also happy to have another set of “kids” – Laura and Tanbay of the Travelling Weasels. So much fun!
This one’s a bit to acidic for my taste, but it should settle down after a couple of years in the bottle. Hopefully we’ll have the patience to find out! (Come visit, and we’ll pop open a bottle to see how it’s doing!)