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Old 05-31-2013, 04:02 AM   #11
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I do not have a true recipe but rather a few base rules. Then i will vary the process based on how the grapes do for that particular year.

I crush with stems and do a light 6-12 hour maceration. Sulphite to 25 ppm during crush and press the juice. I take a gravity reading and test for acidity then adjust to fit the flavor profile of the grapes. After fermentation I will bulk age the wine until the next years harvest where I will then taste and adjust the current years numbers to fit my taste buds from the previous years wine.

Like I said, no real recipe just adjusting my numbers to fit my own taste buds.
holy what the flocc?!? I was just planning on using mine in a pyment. my brain's too full of beer stuff to learn new wine stuff. I might just stick with wine kits for a little while!
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[QUOTE=aeviaanah;5233606]Haven't been able to identify these yet....




We got our vines right before a thunderstorm was rolling in. During the rush to plant them, before a week worth of nasty weather set in (Iowa weather ), I could not remember which of the two vines I had planted in which row.

The first two years, while the vines were being trained; I thought I had a damn good idea which vine was in each location, but was only guessing because my logic always strayed to whether or not I put the red varietal's row closer to the sun so it would receive more light and get to a lower acidity.

I literally waited 3 years before I knew for sure which vine I planted in row.

In case you are wondering, I planted the Espirit in the southern east to west row(pictures are looking to the west, 6 year old is looking down towards the blueberry bush(s)).

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I was ready to go pull that grape "stump" when my wife told me just to wait it out a little. glad I did. this morning I saw one small leaf had broke out on the underside and a very tiny red bump breaking through the top. still glad I got another variety though.

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Oops... was eating Cabernet grapes earlier this week and forgot to take pics! Yummy!

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Almost forgot the concord vines. These are mostly decorative as the kids can have at em

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Almost forgot the concord vines. These are mostly decorative as the kids can have at em
Great idea! Grapes for dad, and grapes for the kids.
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Espirit on left and Swenson Red on the right
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I'm not familiar with those two varietys. What don they taste like?

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Hey there sloanfamily, I have Frontenac vines growing in my parents backyard here in Pella, Iowa. You should give them a shot sometime, as long as you lay down fungicide in the spring time they make amazing grapes.

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