Winter is truly upon us; many frosty mornings, cold winds and decent rainfall constantly remind us of the current season. This is the time of the year to take stock and make plans for the next nine months.
I have recently been looking at barrel samples and blends over the last week and I'm extremely happy with what has been on the tasting bench. The season was very strong and the wines should be nothing but.
I am beginning to prepare labels and I will soon start booking bottling for my early-to-bottle wines from V15. The wines that will head down the line (hopefully) before October are Roussanne, Rosè and the Grenache Noir. Of these, my most enjoyable wine to make has been the Rosè as it is a blend of the three varieties I picked in V15. It's a bit off the wall and just a bit of fun, but nevertheless I hope the result is a good one.
I look forward to getting these three wines under everyone's noses before summer.
Alkimi Wines is the creation of Stuart Dudine and name reflects his philosophy and approach to wine; making exceptional wine is the ability to use one's skills and knowledge in a manner that will craft wines that are beautiful to drink.