Due to health issues I can’t drink alcohol for another month or so. I bought a bottle of Ariel red wine alcohol free because I really miss my daily wine. It tastes like Welch’s grape juice without the sugar. Can’t wait till I’m given the ok to drink again.
I sent a sample of this years wine to Lodi labs. They replied the same day they received the sample. I was surprised by the low alcohol level. For $40 it was a good deal. I don’t have to worry about lab equipment or chemicals expiring.
Thanks everyone for replying I was thinking of planting some crimson pearl next year to blend with Marquette if I can find a sourc, that’s the long term plan, this year I’m going to try different tannins and barrel aging.
Anybody growing Marquette grapes have any feedback on tannin levels in their wine? This year my wine did a fast ferment and I pressed on day 7. There was almost no tannin feel when I tasted it. If you have the same issue what do you do to add tannin.
I just racked my wine as mlf finished yesterday. It was somewhat smelly like Brett maybe. I pitched the mlb the day before I racked off the gross Lee’s.
sitting on fine lees for five weeks without so2 I think is not such a good idea. Next year I’ll co inoculate and use vp41 which I believe can...