In pursuit of fine redsSupporting Member
- Dec 2, 2018
- Reaction score
- northern California
I just received a WineExpert Private Select Amarone kit that includes grape skins. Really looking forward to enjoying this wine down the stretch and I'm willing to be patient with some decent ageing. The kit includes chitosan and kieselsol and instructions for clearing but I'm planning to bulk age about 9 month and let the tannins combine and settle out on their own and lay some of the bottles down for several years and therefore skip the clearing step. Any thoughts on whether or not I should deviate from the instructions in this regard or am I being naive about the ageing potential of this kit wine versus wine made from fresh grapes?