The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

Bottling Chilean Carmenere/Cab Sauv


This kit came with 60 grams French oak AND 60 grams toasted oak.  I “let” this one bulk age for an extra month (i.e., really didn’t have time to deal with it).  14.5% final alcohol.  Got 30 full bottles + 2 full glasses! Not filtered. A little soapiness on the nose. Very dark garnet in color. A little sour, some soapiness, good fruits and medium tannins. This one will undoubtedly need a full year in the cellar.

Chilean Carmenere 2008 at bottling6

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