It's hard to believe it's been two weeks since we harvested our Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the "Givat Halukim" vineyard. Well, time flies where you're busy.
It all started late at night when we took over the vineyards with one thing in mind: to leave no grapes on the vines by sunrise. And so, few hours later and with all of our grapes in hand, the time was right to start with the real deal, make wine.
Back at the winery the winemaking process was in full swing. Grapes were destemmed, crushed, then left to macerate for a few hours to get more flavours and aromas from the skins. The must was then moved big chilled stainless steel tanks to turn from juice into wine over the next 4 weeks.
Two weeks on and the winery is flooded with gorgeous lychee, citrus, mango & passionfruit smells, all coming from the Sauvignon wine to be. And although it isn't a wine yet it's a super fruity & fragrant liquid with 6% alcohol and a charming sweetness.
What's next? After fermentation the wine will rest and wait for it's blend partner the chardonnay. Together they will create the 2011 Falm Blanc.