September 2010: The first harvest of Pinot Noir
We believe that our region provides excellent conditions for growing white wines. But we had been contemplating planting red varieties for a number of years. After careful consideration we decided to go for Pinot Noir, as we are convinced that the right conditions in the vineyard and cellar could yield excellent results. We ordered grafted vines (clone 777) from Burgundy and planted them in the spring of 2009. In September 2010 were collected the first grapes off 2,000 vines and tested the technology of producing red wines. The 2010 vintage from the two-year-old vineyard is Verus’ first red wine. We produced 181 bottles which are now stored and are not for sale.