1988 Foch

October 2018 – I have no significant recollection of this wine. Some I remember vividly … others, not so much. Given that Foch was one of my favorite French-American hybrids, I’m surprised I remember so little about this one. What I do remember is that it was never allowed to age … it was too popular and got wiped out quickly.

Ingredients:

Fruit 100# foch grapes, 23 brix, 1.05 acid
Pectic Enzyme 3 tsp
Sulfite 1 tsp
Yeast Energizer 3 tsp
Yeast Nutrient 4 tsp
Yeast Lalvin KV-1116

Method:

Crushed & yeast added 09/18/1988
1.092
Pressed 09/24/1988
1.002
Racked, 1/4 tsp K-sulfite, 1/2 tsp ascorbic acid, 1 tsp citric acid added 01/28/1989
1.000
Filtered, #1 filter pad 03/27/1989
1.000
Filtered, #2 filter pad 04/09/1989
1.000
Bottled 09/17/1989
1.000

Notes:

Yield 28 bottles bottles
Afterthoughts This one worked out fine. I really like Foch!
October 2018 I’m looking at the log — and wondering why it never fermented below 1.000. Bizarre!

Bryan

Long time wine and beer making ....