Rathfinny Wine Estate

Veraison

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I love this time of year. The vineyard is heading into what’s called Veraison, when the grapes start to ripen. The most visible sign of this stage is in our Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, both red grapes used in our sparkling wine, as they start to change colour. Also, as you may notice from the pictures below the bunches start to close up as the berries swell (bunch closure), and skins start to soften.

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