Daily Archive for December 15th, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 The Last Day of Pressing at Lafond Winery & Vineyards

Today we pressed the last of our Syrah. These are lots that underwent extended maceration. After fermenting dry the wine was kept with the grapes for an extended time – three weeks or more.

Winemaker, Bruce McGuire, does this only with lots that he thinks are exceptional. The resulting wines are more complex, darker and more intense. And as in most years the last pressing is close to Christmas. Images are of today’s pressing.