The Montagnac vieux Chateau d’Oc kit came with a funky little attachment to go over the end of the racking cane, apparently to keep the raisins from clogging it when racking. It says: “To successfully rack the kit and leave the sediment and grape skins behind, you will need to remove the cap off of […]
Monthly archive: 12 2007
Time to check the Montagnac vieux Chateau d’Oc to rack to secondary. Bummer, the SG is 1.025, and should be 1.010 or less. OK, wait another week …..
A few notes on the latest wines. It is a little early for most of them, but you don’t know how they’re developing without tasting! Australian Chardonnay: A little soon after bottling to taste, but I couldn’t help myself. Still too young, but nice. Buttery nose, lots of heavy oak in the attack and flavors […]
After learning more about the different levels of kits and being so impressed with the pinot gris kit so far, I plunged and got one of the super-premium kits with grape skins. I got Winexpert’s Montagnac Vieux Chateau d’Oc, which is a big, confusing code name for a Mourvedre-based rhone blend. It is described as […]