I received a cellar classic cab sauv kit from someone who bought it
with great intentions, but it never got made.
I fermented it, and let it bulk age for a while (6 months or so).
I have kept the airlocks topped up, and am now going to finish the kit.
Considering it's going to be a dry wine, and it's been sitting for a
while, my question is: does it really need the addition of the
sorbate, bentonite slurry, and the gelatin in addition to the potass.
met? It seems to me to add sorbate is necessary only if you are going
to sweeten it, bentonite and gelatin are fining agents only if you want
to get your kit going and bottle it quickly. It seems to me that the
addition of the potassium metabisulfite would be sufficient to finish
and bottle this cellar classic cab sauv kit.
Any advice? would you concur?