Sauvignon Blanc, racked and resting

I think this particular bruise is from moving the racks off of the truck;  not even sure how I get the bumps and bruises, cuts and scrapes any longer.
I think this particular bruise is from moving the racks off of the truck; not even sure how I get the bumps and bruises, cuts and scrapes any longer.
First Praying Mantis of the season, hanging out on the side of the building.
First Praying Mantis of the season, hanging out on the side of the building.

In the last two days we have confirmed, via lab results, our Orange Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc are dry.  Since I worked in the tasting room at Seven Hills Winery Wednesday I missed the racking of the Orange Muscat at Locati Cellars, instead, we picked up six new-to-us barrel racks from a local winery that was selling racks when I was done in the tasting room.

Thursday we racked the Sauv Blanc; a bigger job than the Orange Muscat due to volume.  Some of the highlights of this experience:

Sauv Blanc nearly drained; you can see the tartrate sheet on the right and the residual grapes that made it into the tank floating.
Sauv Blanc nearly drained; you can see the tartrate sheet on the right and the residual grapes that made it into the tank floating.
The residue in the bottom of the tank came flooding out once the door was opened.
The residue in the bottom of the tank came flooding out once the door was opened.
An up-close of the tartrate crystals that form along the surface of the tank - sometimes on the bottom of your cork, too.
An up-close of the tartrate crystals that form along the surface of the tank – sometimes on the bottom of your cork, too.
Cleaning the tank to rack the finished wine back into it - probably the most time consuming part of the day.
Cleaning the tank to rack the finished wine back into it – probably the most time-consuming part of the day.
Pam's approval of the Sauvignon Blanc wrapped up the day.
Pam’s approval of the Sauvignon Blanc wrapped up the day. Cheers!

4 thoughts on “Sauvignon Blanc, racked and resting

  1. I always feel bad when I see your bumps & bruises but I know you enyoy making wine so much it’s worth it to you. I can’t wait to try the savignon blanc!

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