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Aaron Piotter
 
April 14, 2021 | Aaron Piotter

The Vines are off to the races

Despite a drop of only 15 feet in elevation over a distance of just under 500 feet from the top of the Ektimo Estate vineyard’s northwestern edge to the lower, southeastern corner, the difference in Terroir is clearly visible in the new growth.  Colder air and more available soil moisture mean the vines in the lower portion are later to respond and in no hurry.  The drier vines on the upper portion are off to the races and eager to respond to the recent warmth.  The difference between the two areas of the Estate represents a week or two in terms of potential ripeness. Same day & time Southeast Corner left vs Northwest corner right

 

Lots can happen between now and September, but the uniqueness of the soil, clonal selections and microclimates should only become more visible as the growing season progresses. 

 

Aaron Piotter
 
April 8, 2021 | Aaron Piotter

The Darling Buds of Ektimo

 

Ektimo Estate Pinot Noir emerges!  Despite some chilly nights, lovely weather during the day has caused our Pinot Noir vines to happily push new growth.  The 2021 clusters, although tiny, can already be seen and the good news is two clusters per shoot abound!  Feels like harvest will be upon us before we know it!