The wine grower

Bed & Breakfast in Alsace, on the famous « Route du Vin » near to the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle; André Ackermann, the wine grower welcomes you in the heart of the winery. 25 rte du Vin 68590 RORSCHWIHR +33 3 89 73 63 87 andre.ackermann@routeduvin.fr

14 août 2012

The "VERAISON"

The " VERAISON "

With the first week of August comes the colour to the grapes: This is what we call here "véraison ".

But this is only  possible if the vine has enough humidity to fix the fructose wich has been elaborated by the assimilation of the chlorophyll.

Veraison_Gevurtzraminer

But for the last ten days the vineyard was realy thirsty, and the process nearly blocked .
So when august 12th brought us a shower of rain, it was more than welcome: 45 l of water by square meter ! We now have great hopes in a very balanced vintage.

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