- Feb 22, 2015
- Reaction score
- South Cental Pennsylvania
Thank you! That is Mrs Mann’s favorite kit, the Luna Bianca. I drop half the fpac in the primary along with the saw dust and oak chips. Then, once it’s clear, I’ll add the other half of the fpac. It usually stays a little below 1.000 after adding the fpac. I let it sit for six months, bottle and shelf it a while. Never disappoints.Broke out this Chardonnay that I got from @jgmann67 at the 2020 WW grape/juice pickup. Very nice. Insane color - think apple juice, and fantastic clarity. The apple theme follows through on the nose and in the mouth. This is a crisp chardonnay and I don't sense that it got any oak or MLF. But it has a very big mouthfeel. The very first sip felt a tad hot, but it may have just been that this is a bigger wine than I was expecting. Lots of green apple with hints of lemon/citrus and something else that I can't quite put my finger on - maybe kiwi? A really good wine, and the style of chardonnay that I typically like. Well done, Jim!
View attachment 80669
I know what you mean about the flavors - there’s that something you just can’t put your finge on. I get the green apple and citrus. I label the rest of it as “spicy.” Not sure what. Maybe nutmeg or some other brown baking spice.