2018 Chilean Sauvignon Blanc
July 2018 – I purchased this kit last year with the intentions of making it then. I got busy and put it aside. This looks like the time to do it!
|Kit||Winexpert Selection Chilean Sauvignon Blanc kit|
|Additives||bentonite, metabisulphite, sorbate, kieselsol, chitosan (included in kit)|
|Yeast||Lalvin EC-1118 yeast (included in kit)|
|Following kit instructions, dissolved bentonite in hot water in fermenter.
Added wine concentrate. Topped fermenter up to 5.5 gallons, using several quarts of the water to rinse the wine bag. Stirred with powered stirring rod for 2 minutes.
Sprinkled yeast on top of must.
|Racked wine and moved to 5 gallon carboy, with 3/4 gallon in a gallon jug. Topped both with airlocks.||07/24/2018
|Racked both containers into a primary.
Added metabisulphite and sorbate, stirred for 2 minutes Added chitosan, stirred for 2 minutes.
Racked back into carboy, filling it. Put remainder in empty wine bottle.
Added 1/4 tsp metabisulphite and bottled.
|Winemaking Notes||Kit is old, sat for more than a year. Concentrate seemed dark, but kit whites are rarely as light as fresh grapes. Smelled good at start and tasted good at bottling time.|