Blenders

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

Julie

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 4, 2009
Messages
12,050
Reaction score
1,763
Over the weekend, I blended 3 gallon of elderberry with 6 gallon of Fredonia. I think this is going to be a keeper!
 

Pargettk

Junior
Joined
Nov 20, 2014
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
My 25% elderberry/75% chambourcin blend is like your Julie - and it's delicious and still too young. I credit the success to the elderberry cutting the high acidity while adding fruitiness and body. Good stuff.
 

Julie

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 4, 2009
Messages
12,050
Reaction score
1,763
So when we are bottling two different wines I like to blend a glassful to see how it taste. We bottled an Edelweiss and a Noble today. Well this was pretty tasty, it was a 50/50 blend. I'm thinking we will be doing a batch of this come fall.
 

Julie

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 4, 2009
Messages
12,050
Reaction score
1,763
My 25% elderberry/75% chambourcin blend is like your Julie - and it's delicious and still too young. I credit the success to the elderberry cutting the high acidity while adding fruitiness and body. Good stuff.
Have you tasted this lately?
 

wineview

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2018
Messages
247
Reaction score
22
Do any of you blend after fermentation is complete? In other words blending at bottling time.
 

Julie

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 4, 2009
Messages
12,050
Reaction score
1,763
All my blends our done after fermentation.
 

mainshipfred

Junior Member
WMT Supporter
Joined
Feb 25, 2017
Messages
3,701
Reaction score
2,324
Not that my taste is the best but I think I prefer after the wines have aged. This way you know more about what qualities the individual wines have and how one would benefit the other(s).
 

buzi

Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2012
Messages
62
Reaction score
43
Location
Illinois
I blend right before bottling. That way I have the best idea of what I will get. There is still some changing in the bottle but my taster is not refined enough to allow me to blend pre-fermentation. And those folks that do field blends!?! Gutsy!
 

Latest posts

Top