An Early Heat Wave

With temperatures in the high twenties this week, the vineyard is bursting forth and looking very good. (see facebook photos on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sonho-Lusitano-Vinhos/158423754186455). The grass in between the rows of vines is now well established and is helping to combat soil erosion. Wet, unstable weather is forecast for next week so we have been making our first treatments of the year. 

Scoring

19 - 20 An outstanding wine (*****)

17 – 18 An excellent wine in its class, highly recommended (****)

15 - 16 A good wine, with much to recommend it (***)

13 - 14 An enjoyable but simple, straightforward wine (**)

10 – 12 A very ordinary wine without faults but with no great merit (*)

8 - 10 Disagreeable (no stars)

Below 8 Faulty