Quantcast

Medicinal taste in Chilean cab

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

Wendy123

Junior
Joined
Jan 13, 2019
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Anyone know how to get medicinal taste out of a chilean cab? I added dried elderberries to both this & the Chileaan Malbec but that does not taste medicinal
 

RonObvious

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2016
Messages
111
Reaction score
22
Check your acidity. I'm no expert, but I have observed that when I detect that off-putting medicinal flavor in must or fermented wine, the problem is usually that there is not enough acidity. My advice would be to check pH and TA then do some bench trials with a bit of tartaric acid addition. I had that problem last spring with a Chilean Syrah and a bit of tartaric acid did the trick. Seems to be coming along nicely now.
 

Latest posts

Top