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CarlD

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I have some stability peoblem with my frontenac blanc bottled on 2016-08
All the bottle have a haze and sediment . Wine Taste is good . The corks seem to have mold inside the bottle . Bottle has been sanitizing with star-san and cork with sulfite
This is a wine problem or cork ?

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cork just look wet to me....sediment in bottle was you in a rush and you bottled before the wine had cleared all the way....I have too! It went in looking clear as a bell and then weeks later a little dust on the bottom. I say, if it tastes good, you are good!
 

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I have some stability peoblem with my frontenac blanc bottled on 2016-08
All the bottle have a haze and sediment . Wine Taste is good . The corks seem to have mold inside the bottle . Bottle has been sanitizing with star-san and cork with sulfite
This is a wine problem or cork ?
Did you back sweeten before bottling? Is there pressure in the bottles? Could also be that a little renewed fermentation occurred in the bottle if you have a little pressure in there.
 

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I have bottled wine 10 month after fermentation. I have back sweeten this batch of frontenac blanc and added sorbate . I have exactly the same problem with my chardonnay, same cork , but my chardonnay is dry , no backsweeten
 

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I trying to see the issue and I can't. Cork looks normal to me.
 

CarlD

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this is the wine sediment

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Does it settle out after a few days of no movement? If so, I suspect just sediment. Did you filter? If it doesn't seem to settle, it could be a protein haze. I'm with the others, cork looks fine. Are there any off orders?
 

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To me, the cork looks stained about half way. If this is the case, and it looks that way in the bottle, it is not normal. What # corks are you using? I use #9 corks because I didn't feel the #8 corks sealed well enough. I think I have read here, some time ago, that someone got a kit with #7 corks. My red wine corks are never stained more than a 1/4 inch or so up the cork.

As for sediment, I agree with the others here, and I think you just bottled too early.
 

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CarlD, you stated
Bottle has been sanitizing with star-san and cork with sulfite
How long did you soak your corks in SO2 solution?

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CarlD

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Nearly 15 min . I will check cork size tomorow. And yes is settle out after few days
 

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The cork in the pic looks fine to me. Just need to filter the wine (lose some flavor and taste) or rack it more. I rack my wines at least 4 times over a year. And i am very gentle when I rack.
 

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