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Brix (Sugar) Reading of Chardonnay Grapes

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Amelia Ceja takes a Brix (Sugar) reading of Ceja Vineyards' Carneros Chardonnay vineyard using a refractometer. The grapes are almost ready to harvest for a perfect wine that is low in alcohol and pair with all cuisine!!
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1) Crush the grapes and completely mash in the packet.
2) Pour the juice into a wine glass.
3) Take a few drops and place on the refractometer and read the brix. That reads 20 and shall be ready to harvest in about 4 weeks.
4) The grapes are typically harvested at about 24 brix, so that the wines are low in alcohol and pair with all cuisine.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0 g0.01%

Saturated Fat 0 g0.01%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 0.05 mg0%

Total Carbohydrates 0.45 g0.15%

Dietary Fiber 0.02 g0.09%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 0.02 g0.04%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0.45%

Calcium 0.02% Iron 0.05%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Brix (Sugar) Reading Of Chardonnay Grapes Recipe Video