DetailsThis classic Italian red wine is bone-dry and smoothly tannic, with a medium-high body, firm acidity and subtle cherry fruit offset by notes of herbs and mushrooms. It's velvety mouthfeel gets silkier and more elegant with ageing, and when fully mature it shows notes of vanilla and tobacco in the finish.
- Details & Instructions
Volume 6 Gallons Wine Recipe Type Other Red Type Red
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 5 answersShould this kit have oak chips or any other additions? I have only made a couple of kits, but this is the first one that only had juice, yeast and clarifiers. I want to make sure I am not missing anything. Thanks!BEST ANSWER: Nope. Everything you need is right in the kit except the water. The directions are pretty simple too. I usually make my wine from fruit (plums) and this was a whole lot simpler. Have fun!How long should this be aged? All the various reds I have made -2 cabs and 1 Malbec - require aging that your instructions minimize. 6 months at least to get away from the “young” taste. None were ready to drink. However they are tasting better and better! I suggest using half size bottles for some of each batch so you only use smaller amounts as you taste.BEST ANSWER: In my opinion with red wines you are always best waiting at least 6 months. If you can go 1 year you will find that it improves even more.Should this kit have oak chips or any other additives? I have only made a couple of wine kits, but this is the first one to just have juice, yeast, and clarifiers in the box.