#8 Rhone Ranger (same as 1st wine)

Batch #8 – Started 2/21/2011 – Rhone Style USA Grapes, Castel del papa

Day O – Primary Fermentation Started – 2/21 at 2PM, Intial S.G. 1.092 
     10 liters grape juice
     13 liters Nestle Drinking Water
     30 Grams bentonite, 2 Packs
     5 Grams yeast (EC-1118)

Day 2  (2/23)   Specific Gravity = 1.085 / xxx%PA  Stirred

Day 4  (2/25)   Specific Gravity = 1.035 / xxx%PA  Stirred

Day 7  (2/28)   Specific Gravity = 0.998/ xxx%PA  Racked
     Stir to resuspend Sediment
     Add Yeast Nutrient
     Rack to glass carboy

Day 17  (3/7)   Specific Gravity = 0.996/ xxx%PA  2nd Racking
     Degass for 3 minutes with drill
     Add Potassium Metabisulfite
     Add Siligel and stir for 3 minutes
     Add Liquigel and stir for 3 minutes
     Top off wine with Cabernet Sauvignon (box) Carlo Rossi

Day 27  (3/17)   Specific Gravity = 0.996/ -0.4%PA  Bottling Day
     Racked to Primary off sediment
     Added Potassium Sorbate
     Bottled 30 x 750mL bottles and 1 x 3/4 full bottle topped with Carlo Rossi Cab Sauv = 31 bottles

  • February 22nd, 2011
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