A ‘Little Green,’ more commonly known as Petit Verdot

The moon was bright and beautiful, high in the sky as the sun rose.
The moon was bright and beautiful, high in the sky as the sun rose.

After Monday’s heavy lifting and clean-up of the crush pad, I needed to take a break and regain the feeling in my left hand while reducing the pain in various other places, such is how I spent Tuesday.  My Soils exam came back too; no need for me to retake the test.

Later ripening, the Petit Verdot is a Bordeaux blending grape that we use as a varietal.
Later ripening, the Petit Verdot is a Bordeaux blending grape that we use as a varietal.

First thing this morning, as the moon set and the sun rose, a small group of us went to a vineyard and picked the remaining Petit Verdot grapes, graciously made available to us.  We had to pick before the earliest class at 8:30.  It was chilly and damp, but fairly quick picking.  We used the picking bins from College Cellars and poured the grapes into our own containers for transportation.  Five of us probably picked about 300 pounds of fruit; I came home with about 70 and ended up with about another 50 pounds this evening from someone who didn’t want as much as they thought.

Thus the beginning of another home project begins…

Kate securing bins full of fruit for the ride back to school.
Kate securing bins full of fruit for the ride back to school.

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