Other Grape skins packs - what type(s) grapes in em?

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Bmd2k1

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So far I haven't seen any info included in any kits, from any provider, that indicate what type(s) of grapes are in the packs...

So a couple questions I have as a still relatively new vino vintner:

1) when purchasing a single varietal vino from a kit provider -- do the skin packs provided match the juice varietal? ie) if I have an RJS En Primeur Chilean Malbec - are the skin packs Chilean Malbec too?

2) for blends is there any rhyme/reason to which type(s) of skins are provided?


Maybe @Matteo_Lahm can chime in re: the skins FWK uses in their packs.


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1) More than likely the skins are not from the varietal that the juice is.
2) somewhere way back in the dim recesses of my memories, I vaguely recall reading, hearing, making up that most skins in wine kits are Merlot. (Trust that maybe less than most things you read on the internet.)
 

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From what I have been told they can be from a variety of red wine grapes and honestly it doesn’t really matter as any skins will benefit a wine. You can even buy skin packs online separate for winemaking.
 

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