Necessary to clarify red wines

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    PJ805

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    I just completed secondary fermentation (ended at 0.992) on a red from fresh zinfandel grapes and I am getting ready to degas. Just about every local winery I've talked to do not clarify their red wines, only their whites. My concern is if I do clarify my reds (in my case using super kleer), would I lose some of the good characteristics of the wine such as its body? I plan to age it with oak cubes for about three months, so my thought is to just rack it a couple of times during the aging period.
     
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    Good plan, let it clear and degas on it’s own.
     
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    Didn't even think of letting it degas on its own too, thank you!
     
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    Time wounds all heels... and does wonderful things for your wine, too.
     

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