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Oak, Oak, and More Oak!

5 years ago threadsandvino 0
We are excited to release our newest video in our video series – “Oak & Oak Alternatives”. Winemaker Frank Renaldi goes over all the different Oak opportunities available to winemakers. Check it out for more information on how to add oak to your wine. Cheers!   Read More

Chilean Wine Grapes & Yeast Selections

5 years ago threadsandvino 0
So the grapes are almost here and I’m working on my fermentation plan. Depending on which grapes I end up with, will influence which yeast I choose. What do you think about my thoughts so far? Cabernet Sauvignon: BM45, BM4X4, D80, RC212, D254 Cabernet Franc: BM45, RP15, D254, D80, BDX Carmenere: BDX, D254, RP15 Malbec: Read More

Pinotage Update

5 years ago threadsandvino 0
We pressed the South African Pinotage and are very happy with the results. The starting numbers were: Brix = 25  (no adjustment required) Starting pH = 3.91 Starting TA = .62 Added 1.5gm tartaric acid per liter ​Final numbers were pH = 3.50 and TA = 0.75 The skins were very chewy and thick. We cold soaked Read More