Ripeness Indicator

Enable better decisions in real time – immediately visualise how each block is ripening in the run up to harvest when you record sugar, acidity and pH readings using Sectormentor.

Quickly compare how each block ripened in past years, helping to determine expected harvest dates on a block-by-block basis.
By having all the data immediately available and in one place it makes the busy run up to harvest flow much more smoothly, and helps ensure you and your team can make snappy decisions about the perfect time to harvest each block.

Top vintner Will Davenport tells us how Sectormentor helps him harvest top quality grapes:
 
“The ripening process is different every year and choosing picking dates can be crucial to wine quality. I was keeping data on spreadsheets to monitor ripeness in each block, a time consuming process that ended up with a mass of numbers and dates.
 
Thankfully that has all changed with Sectormentor’s Ripeness Indicator – trends in sugar and acid are shown clearly in graph format and previous years can be easily compared. Last Autumn it was immediately obvious that our sugar levels weren’t increasing whilst acidity levels were dropping in certain blocks – we knew it was going to rain all week, so we were able to quickly make decision to pick sooner in those areas and avoid increased disease pressure.
 
Everyone on the team helped gather the data and decision making felt effortlessly responsive. The data is accessible to all the key staff in the winery and vineyard. I feel confident we harvested just at the right time producing higher quality grapes as a result.”
 
Will Davenport, Davenport Vineyards, UK

Current Ripeness Data

Every block with a different variety, clone and rootstock behaves differently, with this tool you can follow in real time the ripening patterns for different blocks to help you decide when to harvest. In the Current Ripeness graph above you can see how the sugar and acidity levels are progressing for each block. By having all the data immediately available and in one place it makes the busy run up to harvest flow much more smoothly, and helps ensure you can make snappy decisions about the perfect time to harvest each block.

Historical Ripeness Data

Compare ripeness data year on year for the same block to identify patterns particular to each block. How long does ripening tend to take for this block? Is this year similar to 2016? How long does ripening tend to take for this block? Is this year similar to any other? In the Historical Ripeness graph for Pinot Meunier shown above, 2016 and 2017  are ver similar. Comparing similar past years will help you predict harvest dates based on the ripening trajectory


Get in touch to find out more about Sectormentor here or login to your account to see your ripeness data on the Ripeness Tool here.