As part of our long run interest in making dry red wine with bigger mouth feel, we borrowed a Della Toffola Maceration Accelerator last summer and ran one ton of Marquette and Frontenac through the DTMA and then made an additional ton the normal way (this is our “control.)” We have compared the differences and have concluded that the DTMA made a nice contribution to the Marquette. There was no difference in the Frontenac, but we think that was caused by our failure to use the DTMA properly.

We are getting our Iowa Candleglow® Red ready for bottling next week. We are also moving the 2020 Iowa Marquette from barrels, cleaning out the barrels, and then putting the 2021 Marquette in the barrels.