1988 Ravat 51 Batch #2
December 2007 – As noted in the preamble For 1988 Ravat Batch #1, this grape was renamed to Vignoles, but all the old-timers continued to call it Ravat.
This is the second part of an experiment, where I used Lalvin KV-1116 for this batch and Red Star Eperney II for the other.
|fruit||8 gallons Ravat 51 juice, 23.0 brix, 1.1 acid, 60ppm sulfite|
|grape tannin||1/4 tsp|
|pectic enzyme||4 tsp|
|yeast nutrient||8 tsp|
|yeast energizer||1-1/2 tsp|
|Racked, 1/4 tsp K-sulfite added||11/14/1988
|Racked, 1/4 tsp K-sulfite, 1/2 tsp ascorbic acid, 1 tsp citric acid added||01/28/1989
|Filtered, #1 filter pad||03/27/1989
|01 quart pourback added||01/27/1988
|Filtered, #2 filter pad||04/09/1989
|Afterthoughts||This was part of an experiment to create wine in 2 batches from identical juice, using different yeast. While some people rave over the differences in yeast, I didn’t note much between these two batches. I may try this experiment again sometime in the future.|