I addressed this observation to all the winemakers I met last week and culled the following information:
- Winemaker 1. “Yes I know exactly what you mean – it’s also there in some whites. We see this to a lower extent in many vintages, but I have to admit it’s on a much higher level since we bottled. I’m keeping my eye on it but fully expect it to fade – though for this vintage maybe not entirely – actually, there’s a good chance that this may give a very interesting component to those wines 5 years down the line.”
- Winemaker 2. Him: “Really? No I’m not aware of that”, me: “Well it’s kind of like we are tasting right now…” Hmmm – change of subject…
- Winemaker 3. Okay – to be fair this was a marketing guy: “Really! that’s very interesting, of course today we have much more control because we…”
- Winemaker 4. ” Yes we’ve seen exactly what you describe, thing is, it’s in this cuvée and that cuvée, but not in the others. I checked the analysis and I don’t see any meaningful differences. Just now I’ve no explanation, but given that it came from nowhere I’m hoping it will just be a phase.”
So, no insight, in the main some acceptance and the interesting observation that it could also be in the whites – I haven’t seen this.
That’s all for now.