Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wine Play


Pinot noir is finicky, and while waiting for fermentation it likes lots of air. Lucky for this pinot, I was there with a fire hose to give it what it wants. The juice is drained from the bottom of the tank and pumped up through a hose over the cap.
The art of a pump-over.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Interesting! I've always heard that Pinot needs super gentle, gravity-flow treatment, etc, etc. Being so feminine, dontcha know.(barf) Anyway, our harvest is still a week and a half off up here in OR. Good luck.
-A