What was the wine that presented the most challenges?

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

skyfire322

Junior Member
Joined
May 21, 2017
Messages
392
Reaction score
284
Location
Ft Wayne, IN, US
Just curious to see what wines everybody gave them headaches during the process and if you had to get creative to adjust everything.
 

cmason1957

CRS Sufferer
WMT Supporter
Joined
Aug 5, 2011
Messages
4,416
Reaction score
4,267
Location
O'Fallon, MO - Just NorthWest of St. Louis, MO
Norton is difficult because of the high acid and high pH levels. But the result is very much worth it...

I would extend that to most of the Reds we can grow out here in the Midwest, Norton, Chambourcin, St. Vincent, Frotenac and Marquette come to mind. But that just goes with making grapes from hybrid grapes, although Norton might not be hybrid, I suppose.

My hardest has been a fruit wine, two come to mind, Pear and Peach, both for the same reason, hard to get the durn things to clear.
 

Arne

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2010
Messages
5,038
Reaction score
1,160
Location
central Nebraska
Hands down, watermelon. I hadn't been making wine very long, think I went to slow trying to get it to ferment. Stuff spoiled before it got going good. Anyway, havn't tried it since. Maybe someday, think I could make it work now without any problems. Arne.
 

Rodnboro

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2011
Messages
681
Reaction score
351
I live in the perfect muscadine region and I can't seem to make a decent red muscadine.
 

pip

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2017
Messages
106
Reaction score
47
I only make fruit wine and of the fruits, blueberry.

Good thread
 
Top