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Snafflebit

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Great video! Takes me back to my softball days. The combination of malic acid and a little RS will taste like apple.
 

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Excellent post! More video please!

Even with suboptimal fruit, the additional fraction of sweetness accentuated it's qualities. "Approachable" - perfect description.

I make 4 cases a year from premium grapes, always add a tiny bit of RS from either simple syrup or a sweet white, and must ration how much I serve to have any left for labor day. I'll be making 6 cases a year going forward.

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There's a good idea. A sweetened, sparkling rose is perfect for warm summer days and/or as an appetizer wine. Some prosciutto, salami, aged cheese and a bit of bubbly.
I was thinking this exactly.... I've started to play with more fruit wines and ciders while I have the time. Its interesting what a little sugar and some bubbles do to a pretty underwhelming wine. And if you get really creative you can backsweeten it with vanilla or pistachio to give it a fun little kick. It may never be the wine that you intended it to be.. but it can still be fun in the sun.

and yes, I realize that I am way late to the game on this one after going through all the comments ;-) The video says it all, nicely done.
 
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Just a noob here when it comes to winemaking but I work for an importer of some of the finest rosè out of France and have tasted hundreds of them. I agree that blending is the way to go. It sounds to me like you'd benefit from blending a more aromatic varietal such as Viognier to lift up the other flavors as opposed to something sweet. Playing with sugar when it's not natural is like playing with fire IMO. I love your video.
 

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We did another tasting and decided blending was the way to go and stuck with the muscat blend % that we trialed. I racked all the Rose, into a brute, blended, SO2’d and put back into the carboys. I’ll let it sit for a few weeks and then bring it in the house for a while to see if I have any fermentation going on, to give me some confidence (not absolute) I won’t have issues later.
 
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