Our Oberon Chardonnay embodies beautiful #NorthernCalifornia in a bottle: Influenced by the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, #LosCarneros provides the perfect combination of summer fog, warm days, cool nights and a long growing season which make it an ideal location for growing our Chardonnay grapes. 🥂🍇
On our opening day at the Apalta winery, we blessed the land with red wine. Today, the Montes Angel guides our grapes to perfect ripeness.
Benefits of GRAPES...
Pero pinakanindot *protects the heart ❤,para di ka masakitan💔...agay😂😁...kaon daun ug 🍇🍇.. #@grapesfarm❤❤❤
Y is for yamabudō, the Japanese name for Vitis amurensis. So far I have only featured cultivars of Vitis vinifera, from which the vast majority of wine is made. However, there are many more species in the genus, all with unique (although not always pleasant) flavors. A native of northern China, Korea, Japan, and Siberia, V. amurensis has attracted a lot of attention due to its cold hardiness, disease resistance, and flavor profile that is similar to V. vinifera (unlike many American species that have “foxy” aromas). This species can tolerate temperatures below -40 degrees C! It has been used to breed wine and table grapes that can tolerate the cold winters of Hokkaido, Siberia, and northern China. A limiting factor for Chinese wine production is the fact that V. vinifera vines must be buried in the winter to ensure their survival—a practice that is extremely labor intensive. Hybrids with V. amurensis are much hardier. It can be used to make wine by itself. Having tasted a few of them in Japan, I can say they have great color but are extremely acidic and have quite a bit of bell-peppery methoxypyrazines.
Generally the Chinese wine industry seems like a rather new phenomenon. Additionally, alcoholic beverages made from grains have been the drink of choice since forever, but the Chinese have historically used native grapes like V. amurensis for food and beverages. In fact, one of the oldest fermented beverages in the world, a 9,000 year old mixed grain-honey-fruit wine discovered in Henan, contains traces of grape tannins, likely from V. amurensis or a related species. Incidentally, despite having 30-40 native species, the Chinese language lacks a native word for grape. The word used today, putao/葡萄, is an ancient borrowing from the Bactrian language and cognate to the Persian باده/bāde. #vitisamurensis #山葡萄 #ヤマブドウ #winegrapes #viticulture #enology #wine #grapes #plantsofinstagram #winegrapesatoz #winelife #wineandwonderlust @ratemywinemaker