4 wines from one grape this season?

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  1. Mar 19, 2019 #1

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    I need to take the foot off the winemaking gas pedal and scale things down this next year. That doesn’t mean I can’t have some fun. Thinking of getting 500 pounds of Mourvèdre.

    Making 5 gallons white, 5 gallons rose, 15 gallons red and 2.5 gallons of port from the grapes.

    One harvest, one crush, a couple different ferments. I’m hoping I can take the juice right from the crusher before there is any redness to it.
     
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    There fixed it for you. :)
     
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    I realize that Mourvedre is a red grape, but the juice also comes out clear, so I figure if I put a strainer under the crusher/destemmer that it should give me clear juice to make a white from. I’ll probably add water and acid to hit a better white / rose profile at the expense of flavor vs. doing two separate crushes.
     
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    What, no Cab Franc? The CF grapes will be whispering to you from your front yard crop! Who thinks NorCal will only make Mourvedre? I'm betting he stretches a "little" more. :)
     
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    My money is with yours, gotta stretch a little bit when you live in the middle of wine country!!!!!!!
     
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    No way! Can’t take that action. It’s a pure sucker bet
     
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    I'm in for 2 bits he doesn't. That's about all I'm willing to lose.
     
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    Yes, one can make a white wine from a red grape.

    It is rare, but one can also make a white Pinot Noir for example.
     
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