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Harvest 2020 at Johner Estate

We thought that last years harvest started early… But this year we had to start even earlier!

On the 10th of March it was time to pick our Pinot Noir Grapes for the Methode Traditionelle. It is important, that the sugar levels don’t rise too high in the grapes, otherwise the second fermentation in the bottles wouldn’t work properly.

The weather was just beautiful, the grapes wonderfully ripe  and we continued with the Pinot Noir for our Rose and after that with the main Pinot Noir for our red wine.

In the mean time the equipment got a nice polish…

and the first red wine fermentation needed a punch down.