Serving Growing Ohios Grape and Wine Industry
Last January, January 6ththe official day of the polar vortex we experienced really damaging temperatures.Anywhere from around twenty below zero to about sixteen below zerowhere it killed the fruiting buds and it killed actual grape vines.And we've never experienced any damage like this before.And we've never we really didn't know the extentof the damage on the vines until April May in that time frame when we didn't see anybuds developing and even some of thetrunks cracked.
But the impact of that was dramaticwe have no crop at all in our vinifera and we grow varieties like Chardonnay, PinotNoir, Cabernet Franc, Rieslingand without any grapes, we were forced to buya lot of grapes. But it's had a huge impactas far as the grape production not to mention the actual wine losswhich is two or three years spanning. Because in some of the vineyardsthat will have to be replaced from the ground up
with new vines we will not get the first crop is three to four years out.So the impact is just dramatic and millions and millions of dollars.Actually in the viticulture program at Ohio Stateone of our focus of the research is cold hardiness of grapes.So really that's one of my expertise in this fieldof learning more about how grapes cope with freezing with cold in general.After this cold event our growers really needed a lot of help in terms of how to not onlyassess
the damage but also how to deal with the vinesthat are damaged. And we conducted a lot of workshops just toshow them how to prune the vines. Our relationship with Ohio State goes wayback in the 1980'sWe've had a long standing relationship with ongoing research in the wineryand in the vineyards. Currently with Imed Damiour research stems lately from the cold winter vortexwhere we've had a lot of the vines killed and damagedfrom the minus twenty degree temperatures.
Current research is kind of involved tothe extent of the damage to determine the actual damage andto have pruning studies done to see what was the best way to prunethese injured vines. We have not had temperatures that coldsince 1994 here and myself and a lot of the grape growershave not experienced this cold damage. So we need research to help uskind of figure out what's the next step and see what our future is in these vineyards.
Wine tasting LADRON DE GUEVARA Crianza Autor DOC Rioja
Hello! My name is Juan Jesus. I am the representative of a winery in RiojaAlavesa Ladron de Guevara. Let's proceed with the tasting of a Signaturewine, a High Expression wine. It is made using the oldest vines, the oneswhich are more than 80 years old and that have an appreciable water stress. The sound of glycerol is highly intense, smooth. Its colour is double layer, very intense becauseof the anthocynins given by the water stress, the ones which give purple, violet, cardinalred colours to the wine.
In the nose, it is something delicious, extremelydifficult to obtain. Those aromas are given by the barrels, becauseof the 50% Russian and 50% French Allier oak. In the mouth, it is a complete delicacy, anelegant minimalism, something silky, difficult to define with an only feeling. What we usually feel when we taste a wine ofthis quality is a difficult feeling to express. We recommend enjoying it in good company at 1416 C, with red meats to continue drinking it with the desserts, mainly with chocolate and sweets.