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gordonm

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I have St. Pipen and La crosse grapes that I want to blend together at about 50/50. I was wondering when would be the best time to mix them. Right now they just starting fermentation in separate buckets. thanks, gordon
 

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Since you already have them going separately, I suggest keeping that way and blending after they are finished. I have done co-fermentation and separate fermentation and don't see a great advantage to either way. In your case, on the off chance that something goes wrong with either batch you would still have another.
 

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blend after completion of all events. clearing, oak, mlf etc. each wine should be completely finished in the style you desire and then blend. I would also try other blend percentages than 50/50. actually the whole range ie 10/90, 20/80, 30/70 etc. than switch wine variety and do the same. In this way you will find the best blend and also extend your education in wine blending.
 

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