2011 Chilean Curico Malbec
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
2011 Chilean Curico MalbecI've always been partial to this Chilean Malbec and prefer it over the Argentinian Malbecs we have made in the past. Always deep in color, plenty of fruit and approachable when young. If I could only make one type of spring wine this would be the hands down winner. I almost didn't get some this year but luck (and a good friend) prevailed.Preliminary Plan:
- 72 lbs
- Crush –100% Whole Berries
- Color Pro 2 - 4 mL
- Opti-Red or Booster Rouge 6 - 8 g
- Tannins 5 g
[*]Yeast: Lalvin ICV-D21[*]Oak: 50 Cubes Hungarian Medium Toast
Thoughts:Some of this will end up in blends but at least half I intend to bottle on its own.