Ummmm ... half of the zest of a whole grapefruit.2. How much zest is half a gf?
I'd do 6 to 9 months. Some folks bulk age longer, but I don't for whites, as the lifespan is shorter than reds.3. For those that bulk age -- how long are ya doing it for?
Yes....it will be a kit...not sure which one yet.I found a little zest goes a long way. You can always add a little more when ageing the wine. I'm not sure if grapefruit is a common aroma or flavour characteristic of Chardonnay. Is this a wine made from a kit?
I hate to have to ask this, but is this the grated skin off of a grapefruit? Just want to check this out before I start a Chardonnay kit. Could you also fill me in on the need for tannins or not, type of oak for a heavy oak finish and anything else you can think of that might help. I usually make red wine kits and this white is a first for me. Thanks, LynnAdding grapefruit zest in the primary or secondary picks up the taste profile and adds a crispness to the finish
Getting ready to use grapefruit zest for the first time - in a Pinot kit. Do you have to prep the zest in any way other than washing the grapefruit, like spraying it with Kmeta? Is leaving the zest in a couple of weeks during secondary long enough?Keep it simple ,1/2 grated zest of a grapefruit no white parts.
Oak tannins and chips in the primary, in the secondary 1 teaspoon of tannins.( less is more theory).
Done. Keep it simple.
Just a 1/4 cupmof oak will do.