John D. Zuccarino wrote:This is a very big problem in CA or any hot climate growing area. The hot weather makes for high sugars and the potential alcohol is over 15% to 17%.
Howie Hart wrote:In addition, mistakes can be made at a nursery. A fellow I used to buy grapes from had a vineyard of Verdelet (Seibel 9110) a white grape he sold to a large winery in Hammondsport. However, intersperced through the vineyard were several vines of Chelois (Seibel 10878), a red grape that ripens after the Verdelet. He used to pick the Chelois by hand and sell them to me real cheap for my home winemaking as they weren't fully ripe. Then, the Verdelet could be machine harvested.
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