- Apr 21, 2021
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I'm curious how much time peeps typically have between their final racking after bulk aging & bottling for Red vinos?
I'm in my 4th year of making wine (all kits) and am still honing my process. I don't think I've done the final rack to bottle piece the exact same way twice yet. I stopped using fining agents over a year ago letting time do the work and have recently started leaving out the bentonite. I do filter. Started doing it on my second batch and I like the way my wine looks so just keep doing it. I don't know if filtering has a negative impact on the wine. I have heard enough people on this forum say they don't to make me wonder but I do not know if it is because it is simply not necessary. To answer your question though. I have bottled immediately after filtering and as long as a day or two after. My preferred target timing is to filter in the morning and bottle that evening. With that I usually don't bother with topping up for those few hours and it usually leaves very little head space.I'm curious how much time peeps typically have between their final racking after bulk aging & bottling for Red vinos?