The almonds are blossoming in lizard country.
After a hard days work in the vineyard (with enough safety distance to the workmates of course), we are rewarded with this amazing view!
The romans probably cultivated almond trees together with the vines. Sunny places and rocky soils are preferred: so it comes to no surprise, that theses trees feel right at home here in the Lake District!
They are also quiet healthy!
Almonds can help against diabetes, lower your cholesterol levels and even strengthen your bones, lower blood pressure and reduce obesity!
Eat them as a snack and our Beerenauslese or Trockenbeerenausles would be a great pairing!
Cheers and stay healthy!
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it is truly an exceptional time at the moment - in order to keep our customers and our employees safe we have decided to close our shop and our direct sales. We want to act responsibly and we want to follow the government protocols to contain the corona virus. So you do not have to give up on Zantho wines in the future we are offering for the time being to ship our wines that are ordered from our webshop free of charge.
The whole ZANTHO Team wishes you a healthy off-time. Take care of yourselves.
Right before the weekend we managed to bottle still our new ZANTHO Pinot Noir Reserve 2018 - the first wine of the new Reserve-series in the new vevet-robe. Loads of cherries and raspberries in the nose backed-up by some cold smoke, spicy impressions of pinewood, vivid on the palate, lush and yet minerally tight, velvety and long on the finish. A great food matching wine and it seems that our cheery tree made an effort still to produce a first blossom for the new wine ;-)
Now available in our online-shop and soon available in the wine trade - cheers!
It is freezing in our vineyards. But not too strong. Enjoyable -1°C to -5°C. That doesn't really bother our wines. They are well prepared. The ZANTHO vineyards are not really planted in vineyards susceptible to frost. We are more concerned of the late frost occurring in Mai.
Winterfrost concern us at temperatures -20°C and lower. That also depends on the the vines, their frost resistance, how old the vines are, how much old wood they have and of course on the quality of the wood.
These temperatures right now are great for taking pictures outside. It is just beautiful outside.
In the mountains - naturally kept cold!
Our new Grüner Veltliner 2019 accompanies us in the new year.The forrest lizard is moving to the mountains and is trying cool off a bit. We all hope that you had a great arrival to the new year! We wish you an exciting 2020!