Grape Chemistry 9-15-19

Varietal Date Sugar (Brix) pH Total Acidity (%)
Primitivo 8-24-19 (1) 22.4               3.37 1.04
  8-24-19 (2)        22.8 3.37 0.97
  8-24-19 (mean) 22.6 3.37 1.00
  8-31-19 (1) 24.9 3.40 0.66
  8-31-19 (2)   24.3 3.48 0.64
  8-31-19 (mean) 24.6 3.44 0.65
Barbera 8-25-19 21.5 3.07 1.60
  8-31-19 (1) 21.7 3.02 1.24
  8-31-19 (2) 21.6 3.04 1.29
  8-31-19 (mean) 21.6 3.03 1.26
  9-8-19 25.6 3.23 1.11
  9-8-19 26.3 3.22 1.20
  9-8-19 (mean) 26.0 3.22 1.16
 

9-14-19              (Block 2 only)

25.8 3.13 1.05
Temapranillo                9-6-19 24.0 3.80 0.36
Touriga (Quinta) 9-8-19 23.0 3.40 0.63
  9-15-19 23.9 3.36 0.59
         
touriga (non-Quinta) 9-8-19 22.0 3.35 0.62
  9-15-19 22.1 3.29 0.64

Current Grape Availability 9-14-19

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)
Barbera 1.0 Mid Sept 1.05/lb
Primitivo 0.4 Early-Mid Sept 0.95/lb
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept. 1.05/lb
Quinta** WAIT LIST Mid Sept-Late Sept $300/share
 Touriga* SOLD OUT Late Sept 1.05/lb
       

*Non-Quinta=Iberian varietals not part of Quinta field.

**The Quinta = A field of touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela planted in 2005.  One share entitles holder to 250 lb of a field blend of Quinta grapes in the proportions that they are harvested this year.  For example, if 40% of the total Quinta production is touriga, then 40% of each shareholder’s 250 lb allotment will be touriga.  Harvest will be on a Saturday to accommodate home winemakers, with date optimized around ripeness of the touriga nacional.  The Quinta has historically provided superb grapes for a port-style blend as well as dry red blend.

***Wait list requests on a first-come, first-served basis.  Wait list does not commit to purchase, but should grapes become available, persons/entities on wait list will have 24 hr to commit or not, at which point the next person/entity will be contacted, and so on, until grapes are sold.  

 

Grape Chemistry 9-8-19

Varietal Date Sugar (Brix) pH Total Acidity (%)
Primitivo 8-24-19 (1) 22.4               3.37 1.04
  8-24-19 (2)        22.8 3.37 0.97
  8-24-19 (mean) 22.6 3.37 1.00
  8-31-19 (1) 24.9 3.40 0.66
  8-31-19 (2)   24.3 3.48 0.64
  8-31-19 (mean) 24.6 3.44 0.65
Barbera 8-25-19 21.5 3.07 1.60
  8-31-19 (1) 21.7 3.02 1.24
  8-31-19 (2) 21.6 3.04 1.29
  8-31-19 (mean) 21.6 3.03 1.26
  9-8-19 25.6 3.23 1.11
  9-8-19 26.3 3.22 1.20
  9-8-19 (mean) 26.0 3.22 1.16
Tempranillo 9-6-19 24.0 3.80 0.36
         
Touriga (Quinta) 9-8-19 23.0 3.40 0.63
         
         
touriga (non-Quinta) 9-15-19 22.0 3.35 0.62
         

Current Grape Availability 9-8-19

Varietal Amount Still Available for Sale (tons) Expected Optimal Harvest Time Price ($)
Barbera 2.5 Mid-Late Sept 1.05/lb
Primitivo 0.5 Early-Mid Sept 0.95/lb
Tempranillo* SOLD OUT Early Sept. 1.05/lb
Quinta** WAIT LIST Mid Sept-Late Sept $300/share
 Touriga* SOLD OUT Late Sept 1.05/lb
       

*Non-Quinta=Iberian varietals not part of Quinta field.

**The Quinta = A field of touriga nacional, tempranillo, tinta cao, souzao, tinta amarela planted in 2005.  One share entitles holder to 250 lb of a field blend of Quinta grapes in the proportions that they are harvested this year.  For example, if 40% of the total Quinta production is touriga, then 40% of each shareholder’s 250 lb allotment will be touriga.  Harvest will be on a Saturday to accommodate home winemakers, with date optimized around ripeness of the touriga nacional.  The Quinta has historically provided superb grapes for a port-style blend as well as dry red blend.

***Wait list requests on a first-come, first-served basis.  Wait list does not commit to purchase, but should grapes become available, persons/entities on wait list will have 24 hr to commit or not, at which point the next person/entity will be contacted, and so on, until grapes are sold.