Archived posts from December 2013


Winemaking Report – December 2013

– Jim Chatto

Winemaking Report – December 2013
11
Dec

As Christmas fast approaches the winery team are busy putting together the final blends of our 2013 Chardonnays: Leontine and the new Simone, named after Maurice O’Shea’s only daughter.  Also being blended is our staff favourite, the coveted ‘Mothervine’ Pinot Noir. These three blends will be bottled in the New Year and are looking pretty […]

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Vineyard Report – December 2013

– Paul Harvey, Vineyard Manager

Vineyard Report – December 2013
11
Dec

  Our own staff and a group of contractors spent the cool winter months pruning the vines to set bud numbers, which is in my opinion, the most important task of the year. It is the period when we can set our crop load for the coming season, with each block having specific yield targets […]

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Decanting Wine: The Mount Pleasant Guide

Decanting Wine: The Mount Pleasant Guide
9
Dec

Want your wines to taste better? Wondering which wines you should decant and how you should decant them? Here are some tips on how and why it should be done. In years gone by, before wines were methodically filtered and fined to ensure the reduction of sediment, decanting was a practical and necessary way of […]

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