1997 White Bordeaux
December 2007 – This was my second kit wine. I liked a lot better than the Vieux Chateau Du Roi I did the previous year.
I was in wine making withdrawal, didn’t want to wait until the fall (when I made Carmine), so I made the Canned Cabernet and this one.
|Kit||WineArt White Bordeaux Kit|
|Started kit, following directions.||04/26/1997
|Racked, added bentonite.||05/05/1997
|Afterthoughts||This was my second kit — I was really impressed with it. Not that it was a great wine, but it was a good-valued table wine. Definitely better than anything in that class, and certainly cheaper to make. [Not that price is my motivating factor here!]|
|I don’t recall much about this kit. I vaguely recall racking it 10 days or so after starting, then just ignoring it for months as I was busy with other stuff. It came out fairly good, given the overall quality of the kit. If it had not, I’d have probably given up on wine making.|
|October 2018||While moving from my old site to this one, I spotted that I added 6 cups of sugar to the kit. The original SG must have been horribly low. The kits in the 90’s were not the best, especially in comparison to today’s kits.|