Bottled wine fizzy

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  1. Apr 20, 2019 #1

    crcarey

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    Hey all - I made some Chilean Carmenere in 2017. Was great when I bottled it (degassed and bottled with all in one wine pump) and have been drinking it and it has been pretty good. I had bottle about 4 months ago and tasted the same as it did the day I bottled it. Tonight I opened a bottle and it was fizzy and had a ruff taste to it. Tired 2 more bottles and the same thing. Anyone run into this in the past? Thoughts?
     
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    Try decanting to see if the fizz goes away. Might be CO2....
     
  3. Apr 20, 2019 #3

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    Could have been a little residual sugar that fermented, unlikely mlf or just trapped CO2.

    Open a bottle. Empty 1/2 the bottle into an empty bottle. Put your thumb over the top and shake. Do that a few times on both bottles and you will rid your wine of CO2.
     
  4. May 9, 2019 #4

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    It's not home wine making until you have to MacGyver a solution to that kind of a problem. Decant, or do as NorCal suggests.

    Taste a little when you open each bottle, before shaking/decanting. If the "fizz" evolves into a sparkle, beware of bottle bombs.
     
  5. May 10, 2019 #5

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    If it was dry at bottling, the fizz is likely coming from MLF activity. In the future, make sure MLF is done before bottling and/or make sure you use enough SO2 to keep bacteria at bay in the bottle.
     

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