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The first batch of my homegrown Norton wine is in the bottles. Time and shortage of space and equipment doesn't allow me to bulk age very long. The only thing I added to this first try is some sugar to bring up the brix to proper level. Initial taste sampling isn't too bad. 5 Vines, 6 bottles.
 

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I'll assume that you added sorbate first, lol no need for bottle bombs!
 

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The first batch of my homegrown Norton wine is in the bottles. Time and shortage of space and equipment doesn't allow me to bulk age very long. The only thing I added to this first try is some sugar to bring up the brix to proper level. Initial taste sampling isn't too bad. 5 Vines, 6 bottles.
If you haven't yet, add potassium sorbate. Without it, your wine will likely continue to ferment in the bottles and could blow their corks and make a big mess. Six bottles isn't that many to uncork, add k sorbate, let clear, and then rebottle.
 

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I did add the K-meta, about a month in a larger carboy, so a little bulk age. I didn't see any further fermentation or co2. I guess I could back up and add sorbate if necessary.
 

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If you fermented to dry, no need for sorbate.
 

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Fairly sure that's where I'm at. Now ready to move on to a batch of beer for the wife. Then another wine kit.
 
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