Kanu Newsletter: May 2013 - Creamy Caprese Pasta and Kanu Viognier

Monday, 27 May, 2013
With heavy rain and mist, my soul feels at ease with my 'knie kombers' and a hot cup of Milo on my couch. As I reflect on my last month, I have to say... its been busy! Probably why I am sitting with Milo instead of a voluptuous amount of Shiraz. My quota of wine consumption for the month has been filled. I suddenly find myself planning to go for runs, starting a cycling club or maybe even climbing Everest.
As we go into winter, I have to say that in the cellar has become quiet once again. It is like switching the radio from rock music (during the harvest), to classic instrumentals. Wines are slowly 'ticking away' to perfection. The red wines in barrels have just finished Malolactic fermentation, while the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot in the tanks are starting with Mixro Oxygenation. The KCB, Viognier and Barrel Fermented Chardonnay still look like that are going to be rockstar vintages, whilst the Giselle MCC's basewine is ready for bottling in July. And, to everyone’s relief, the first of the Merlot Rosé is being bottled as we speak!

But why you may ask yourself would a quiet cellar drive a woman of 27 to a state of detoxification? It started like this...

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