Other Upfront red vinos additions...

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Bmd2k1

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Curious re feedback on upfront additions to red vinos fermentations....like opti-red, Noblesse etc, etc.

What are ya using, which reds, how much etc?


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Here are my adds:
Always use Go Ferm and Fermaid O regiment during primary.
I always add a dose of either OptiRed or ColorPro. ColorPro is a newer addition for me that @winemaker81 turned me on to.

If the kits contains skins, then I sometimes add some Llalzyme EX-V, followed by a dose of FT Rouge tannin. However, if I use ColorPro, I skip the Llalzyme and only do the FT Rouge as the ColorPro also does what the Llalzyme does.

I have also been experimenting with adding extra untoasted oak into my primary as well to see how it adds tannin without having significant flavor impact, results are still TBD.
 

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  • Goferm
  • Fermaid
  • Opti-red
  • Tannin maybe
  • Dark and light oak powder or sometimes chips but not cubes
 

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Curious which reds peeps may add raisins to during ferment?

How about which reds for zante currants?


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Sometimes I add Untoasted French oak chips to get the tannin contribution during primary, without the toast flavoring so that I can add toasted oak in the aging step and then adjust it.
 

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