Wine Kitz Any kits for rose'?

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  1. Jul 13, 2019 #121

    Swedeman

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    Thanks for the info, maybe split the f-pack and put half of it in the primary and the rest to the end? Or all from the start?
    I did the WE white Zinfandel and added half the f-pack in the primary but decided after testing, not to add the rest at the end.
    I too prefer them dry.
     
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    I've made wines that were a bit dry for my tastebuds and simply tossed in a tad of sweetener to my glass. I also universally prefer cold wine. I must be a hayseed wino?:D
    Perhaps heresy to wine snobs but find a restaurant table that doesn't have condiments? I use Walmart splenda.
    !/2 my fpac is in my freezer impatiently waiting on that little glass bulb to say .998, not 1.000!
     
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    I agree about the Provence style rosé. There are other really good dry rosés on the market. La Vieille Ferme makes a nice Rhone valley rosé at an attractive price. Also, Bota Box Dry Rosé is decent
     
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    I racked mine tonight and had a bit of a revelation. I was going to experiment with adding some FT Blanc Soft and/or some acid. When my receiving container was well short of the required volume, I realized I had no Rose for topping up. With the strawberry addition, mine is very bright red, so I thought an appropriate white wine would do the trick and bring the color back a bit. It occurred to me the the Vermentino kit I made a while back is mineral-y and slightly acidic. Great on its own, but I thought it might be perfect for topping up, and blending out a bit of the fruit forward notes I was looking to even out. Turns out I was right. So that's all racked and resting and I'll bottle in the next few weeks.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2019 at 12:46 PM #125

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    Bottled the other night. The Vermentino was a nice addition and I'll have a nice Rose for next summer.
     
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