Letters from The Wine Farm
A brief history… and wine
We’ve only had a short history on The Wine Farm but five years in we’re steadily gaining knowledge of the seasons in our new home and how the farm responds. We bank this knowledge in a special corner of the cellar. It’s called library stock.
We always squirrel away a few bottles of each release to see how they develop over time. At this stage of the year we like to browse the library shelves and check out a selection of wines from previous vintages to help frame our thoughts about the season at hand. How are they looking with age and what can we do in the ripening period ahead to do better.
This year we’re delving into the Rieslings. The perfect partner to virtually any Christmas dinner I can think of. But our 2019 is still aging in tank and cask, our 2018 is aging in bottle and won’t be released until next spring, and our 2017 sold out to the market a few months ago. Luckily, because we’re hoarders, we held a little back from the trade both to drink ourselves and to offer to those of you who might be interested too. We’re also going back to the beginning.