Bottling Time!

This is a no-no; too much air hitting the wine.  (Tanbay and I aren't big on following the rules.)

This is a no-no; too much air hitting the wine. (Tanbay and I aren’t big on following the rules.)

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!)

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