What do you use to make your wine?
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1. What do you use to make your wine?
Grapes from my own vines or fruit I grow.47
Grapes / fruit I purchase at a nearby vineyard / orchard.63
I buy juice from a winery.12
I use conentrate "kits".123
I use frozen concentrates from the supermarket.11
I use what ever I can find around the house.32
2010 Suisun Valley Lanza Vineyards Petite Sirah
The Lanza Petite Sirah is one of my favorite wines to make. The fruit is always beautiful and the wines distinctive and powerful.
- 108 lbs
- Crush –100% Whole Berries
- Color Pro 3 - 5 mL
- Opti-Red or Booster Rouge 10 - 12 g
- Tannins 8 g
[*]Yeast: RP15[*]Oak: 80 Cubes American Medium Toast
I still have 4 gallons of the 2008 Lanza Petite in bulk having blended away 5 gallons into other wines. It brings such fruit and finish to blends that it's hard to resist using it in just about everything. My goal this year is to bring out more fruit with whole berry fermentation for use in 2010/2011 blending. The 2008 is destined for 1 more gallon in blends and then the rest bottled straight. Fermented warm and MLF'd with MBR 31 post fermentation. Oak to be added after fermentation. After Wine to be filtered with 1 micron pads prior to blending/bottling.