"A mouth watering blend, the fragrant Viognier combines with the tropical flavours of banana and pineapple to create a perfect patio thirst-quencher. The acidity of the pineapple, the butteryness of the banana and the aromatic Viognier form a well balanced and refreshing drink.'
You were right cp about the date codes and I fixed my link. I will admit that I retreived that info on all date codes from a very established member on finevinewines and never checked the accuracy. My date code was 20090210 (Feb.10, 2009!)
I made this kit as well and I can't seem to get it to clear. I whipped it up very well like I do all my kits and it has been sitting for 3 weeks. I am filtering it as we speak and it's a little better but no where like it should be. What should I do?
I am really wondering if I did something wrong. It's hard to believe cause I have over 50 kits under my belt and never had a problem like this. I just added an additional 1 ounce of liquid Isinglass and whipped up the wine again. It's been 2 days since I did that and there is no sign of clearing at all, not a drop of any sediment on the bottom. Any ideas anyone? I really was looking forward to this one and now if I need to get another kit I gotta wait LONGER!!
Spagnols has been having occasional problems for some time (over 2 years anyway) with kits (especially OB) clearing. Back in 2007 when I ran an FoP, I added a dose of sparkolloid, and that cleared it up. I believe that the current recommendation from RJS is a second dose of chitosan. You might want to contact RJS (800 number on the instruction sheet).
Thats weird, I always have trouble with Winexpert kits but never a Spagnols. 2 days for Isinglass is nowhere near long enough though as that stuff isnt very fast working. Is it degassed very well? Ive had 1 or 2 kits(not Spagnols though) that were much gasier then others and I really had to put my vacuum pump to work on them.
I made this kit earlier in the year, it has been bottled for 3 months now
and probably 10 bottles have been consumed already............
my wife really likes it and i drink it too. Sometimes i blend it with a regular white white, and i usually put 1/2 of the F-pack in the primary as we both find these kits too sweet with the entire f pack as sweetening.
I have never bumped up the starting SG but will try that on my next one...
which will likely be the Acai - Raspberry these are $45 cdn here
i have done the strawberry, raspberry, banana-pineapple
and have heard good things about the green apple
and they are all good early drinkers
A lot of dealers reduce inventory over the winter as they are considered a summer cooler type wine, so now is the time to start looking for deals
Glad you jumped in here. Around here the prices dont go down! I made one and then decided that the rest needed more alc to them and everyone Ive done after that Ive upped the starting sg to 1.085-1.090 and so far they have all come out very nice.