Current StatusBottled Start Date10 October 2000
SourceLodi Gold (pure) juice, 6 gallons. Initial Gravity1.096
Initial Brix23.5 Potential Alcohol13%
YeastPremièr Cuvée Tannin1/2 teaspoon
Metabisulphite1/8 teaspoon First Racking Date14 October 2000
Specific Gravity1.010 Second Racking Date26 October 2000
Specific Gravity0.994 Oak2oz untoasted (American)
Racked off oak30 November 2000 Bottling Date13 April 2002
This is my first attempt at making wine from real juice (along with a cabernet sauvignon). Primary fermentation went very quickly. One month on oak seemed to give a good amount of flavor. A relatively small amount of tannins were added.
This wine was allowed to age a long time before bottling. Metabisulphite was added leading to a final value of 70 ppm. Early tastes suggest a good quality wine. It is drinking well.
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