We opened yet another Chamblaise for dinner tonight, a mere 2 1/2 weeks after bottling, and I was reminded that wines undergo bottle shock within the first month after bottling. This bottle was definitely suffering from it, though it wasn’t awful — it just tastes “off” when it has bottle shock. I’m sure if we […]
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I saved one bottle of 2009 Chamblaise to compare to the newly-bottled 2010 vintage. Part of the comparison was to see how much this wine changes with some aging, if at all. We tasted the 2010 Chamblaise first. It has rich aromas of fresh-picked pear and green apple with hint of freshly-mowed grass. Very clear, […]
Seems to be time to restock the cellar! Having just bottled my 2009 Primitivo, today I bottled another batch of Winexpert Chamblaise. This will be the fourth time to make this kit, it’s such a great easy-drinker. This batch cleared very nicely and I did not have to filter as I did with previous batches. […]
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 […]
The vinbrite gravity filtering unit is a little intimidating. It’s easy to put together, then I ran some water through the siphon plus filter unit, then set it up to filter the wine. It doesn’t sit in the top of the carboy very stably, so I did hold on to it for most of the […]
I’m a bit annoyed at the chamblaise, there’s all sorts of *stuff* stuck to the side of the carboy, and it’s getting carried over when I rack the wine. It sat long enough, I’ll look into problems with clearing and try to figure out what to do about it. No bottling today!
The Chamblaise is at SG 0.996 today, ready to rack out of the primary fermentation bucket and into a carboy for secondary fermentation. The wine won’t get topped up yet, I’ll leave some space on top so that I can stir in the stabilizing and clearing agents in about 2 weeks.