Extended Maceration - how extended?

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  1. May 4, 2019 #21

    ras2018

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    Just finished my first extended maceration on an RJS Amarone Classico. I am pretty excited to see how this one turns out. Added some tannin riche extra and am aging on medium plus French oak cubes. This one is taking a nap now until bottling.
     
  2. May 4, 2019 #22

    BigSell

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    Just curious, when do you start the EM clock, from day one of fermentation or after fermentation a has completed?
     
  3. May 4, 2019 #23

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    I suspect this is a question similar to 'how do you calculate your wine's age?'. Ask ten winemakers and you'll get twelve answers. Me? I start the clock when I pitch the yeast - both on the EM and the age of the wine.
     
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  4. May 5, 2019 #24

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    I start my EM clock when I pitch the yeast. I have 54 gallon right now in EM. I pitched the yeast on March 30th. I’ll move to bulk aging after May 20th.
     

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