Maanschijn Spin Cycle Verdelho 2017


“We have a rather entertaining story for this one. With Paul overseas studying and Doug returning home early in the new year from an extensive European harvest, it was quite a shock to realise that the Verdelho would be ‘ready for the picking’ only a handful of days after first tasting the fruit. Neither of us had worked with the grape before, and we were quite unaware of how early a ripener she is. At the time, our new cellar (barn) consisted of not much more than four walls, a roof and a bucket. Suffice to say chaos ensued… After managing to acquire the most of the basic equipment, all that was missing was a press. Thankfully, and with only a day or two before we began to harvest, a press did finally appear. It was generously offered to us by a wise, crafty old man a few properties down the road. He designed and built the press from the innards of a washing machine, a few pieces of marine ply and a car tire’s inner tube. It worked like a charm! And so, the ‘Spin Cycle 2017′ was born.’ – Maanschijn Winemakers, Paul Hoogwerf and Doug Mylrea.

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