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knockabout

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Happy Sunday!
Can I blend a kit wine with a red wine made from grapes? I made a tan at last year From grapes and am getting ready to bottle it has gone through MLF and is still lacking something on the mid palate.blending with a kit wine I had in a carboy seems to improve this - I’ve added cellaring tannins etc but wasn’t sure if mlb from tanner would do something weird with kit wine over time? I appreciate your thoughts,
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salcoco

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in theory mlf of a kit wine is not recommended because of the malic acid buffering accomplished. if done the wine is flabby. I would consider it a risk to blend a kit wine with a grape wine that has gone through MLF.
 

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One thought is to blend enough to fill a 750 ml bottle. Airlock it and put it aside for a month or two. If you like it? Great! If you don't? You have a bottle of cooking wine ...
 

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I’ve added MLB to a kit wine and it didn’t do anything (per the chromography or taste). Therefore I think the fears of the kit becoming unbalanced due to MLF may be overstated. This is however, just one data point..
 

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