wine not clearing

wine not clearing

Post by a.. » Fri, 29 Dec 1995 04:00:00



     This is my first attempt at winemaking, so I'm not sure but I heard
that the wine should have cleared by now.  We made a Red Bourdeau
from a kit about 40 days ago.  If anyone has any information on the
fermentation process of a kit, I would appreciate any information.
     Greatly appreciated,
        Andrea(N.B)  
 
 
 

wine not clearing

Post by Chateau Chevalie » Fri, 29 Dec 1995 04:00:00


I am not familiar with the kit you are using, but 40 days is not enough
time for a wine to clear properly (using chemicals and massive filtration
will clear it).  Rack the wine when you need to and give it some
time...It will clear...

Edward

 
 
 

wine not clearing

Post by Don Schille » Fri, 29 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>     This is my first attempt at winemaking, so I'm not sure but I heard
>that the wine should have cleared by now.  We made a Red Bourdeau
>from a kit about 40 days ago.  If anyone has any information on the
>fermentation process of a kit, I would appreciate any information.
>     Greatly appreciated,
>    Andrea(N.B)  

It depends on the kit you are using and what they provided in the kit.

Many kit makers provide bentonite or gelatin to help the wine clear.  If
used properly, these kits (28 day kits especially) do clear pretty well.
 If your is not clearing, you could make a trip to your grocery store and
pick up some unflavored gelatin.  Add about a teaspoon to a cup of cool
water.  Let this disolve.  Slowly heat this mixture until just below
boiliing.  Add this to the wine, stirring it in well.  Rack it in a week.

Hope this helps.

--
Don

Winemaker, Landlord, Adventurer

 
 
 

wine not clearing

Post by Marvin Lach » Tue, 02 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Andrea,
I am not sure how long you waited before testing the Bordeaux, but my
experience is that any wine will taste vile in 40 days.  Rack the wine,
stopper it, and let sit at least one year and you will find that the
taste and smoothness improve dramatically.  The longer you wait the
more  your product will improve. I keep my wine in carboys for 18
months, by which time the wine has cleared adequately.  I then bottle
it.  I test a bottle every few months and generally consume the wine
somewhere between 2 - 3 years depending on taste.

Quote:

>     This is my first attempt at winemaking, so I'm not sure but I
heard
>that the wine should have cleared by now.  We made a Red Bourdeau
>from a kit about 40 days ago.  If anyone has any information on the
>fermentation process of a kit, I would appreciate any information.
>     Greatly appreciated,
>    Andrea(N.B)