There are several concerns regarding the wet weather during the 2011 growing season and harvest. As the grapes take up moisture, the Brix drop – about 1 Brix was lost according to people I spoke with after the recent rains. (Brix is the amount of surgar in the grapes.) It then takes a day or two for sugars to return to their previous level and continue accumulating. In a cool year like 2011, that means losing several days of potential ripening at a time when....read more.
article by Sean P. Sullivan