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Donatelo

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I started this 23 liter kit on March 1st. Added the dark oak chips, dried grape skins, EC1118 yeast, and the tannin powder supplied with the kit as instructed. I am very optimistic about this wine.
March 12th : Racked this wine today. SG is .994. ABV is 13.13. PH is 3.31. Temp is 73°. Tastes very young and full bodied. A little bit of bite on my tongue. I will let it settle for a week, rack into a clean carboy and add the finning agents. I'm beginning to run out of primaries and carboys! Well, it keeps me out of the pool halls.


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Donatelo

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It's the only way I know of to age my wines. Get so many going that I don't have time to contemplate bottling early. Plus I do get to sample a little here and there, and then this one and oh that one is so pretty! I gotta have a sip of that!
 

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