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mrkstel

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I have had a noiret fermenting for 4 months or so and record keeping is not my strong suit. After fermentation was almost finished, I added malolactic bacteria to start malolactic fermentation. That went well, but I didn't write down whether or not I added any sorbate after the MLF was completed. What is worse, a wine that hasn't been stabilized with sorbate or a wine that has twice the amount of sorbate added?
 

Wade E

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You should not be using sorbate on a wine that went through MLF. Basically you only need to uise sorbate when you will be sweetening a wine.
 

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Wade is right..

If you have a geranium taste in your wine after MLF and addition of sorbate, it's not fixable.

have you tasted it?

Allie
 

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If you add Sorbate to a wine that went thru MLF you will get a geranium flower taste. It will ruin the wine.
How does it taste?
 

mrkstel

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Thanks for the quick responses. The wine has no geranium flavor and tastes fine. I guess that means I didn't add sorbate. It appears that I lucked out. Thanks for the help.
 

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if you don't mlf would you then add sorbate, what does the mlf do that the wine no longer needs sorbate
 

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