For Vintage 2019, Bleasdale has invested in a refrigerated trailer for the delivery of handpicked white grapes from the nearby Adelaide Hills.
Keeping the fruit cool delivers better quality, and as soon as fruit is picked it goes in the ‘cool room’, before even leaving the vineyard.
Each harvest bin is fitted with a ‘ventilation system’ (milk crate!) that helps cool air to flow throughout the bin and reduce the overall temperature of the fruit.
This allows the grapes to remain at a cooler temperature for the duration of harvest and transport, improving fruit quality and enabling the grapes to retain their cool-climate aromatics.
Another small step in winemaking to deliver quality wine.