1989 Vidal Blanc
December 20017 – 1989 was a “blend year” – my primary wines were a red blend and a white blend.
I think I did the Vidal because the Mitchell Vineyards had some left over and were selling at a good price.
|Fruit||6 gallons Vidal juice, 20.6 brix, 70ppm sulfite|
|Yeast Nutrient||3 tsp|
|Yeast||Red Star Epernay II|
|Racked, 1/4 tsp K-sulfite added||11/13/1989
|Racked, filtered w/#1 filter pad||11/28/1989
|Racked, Bentonite added||06/06/1990
|Afterthoughts||The one thing I remember about this wine was that it dropped a LOT of sediment. Had others do that, but this one started with 6 gallons juice and ended up with less than 5 gallons of wine. Not a problem, just a surprise.|
|October 2018||It occurred to me that the above note about sediment jives with my memory that this was leftover juice. The tank had settled and I got a larger portion of the settled sediment.|