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Old 02-02-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Is Potassium Sorbate going to give my wine an off flavor? Thank Julie

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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Is Potassium Sorbate going to give my wine an off flavor? Thank Julie
It depends. First of all only add it if plan on sweetening your wine prior to bottling.

If you have a wine that went through MLF (malolactic fermentation), then yes, it will give an off flavor.
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I'm a very beginner wine maker. I wanted to back sweeten a muscadine/apple juice wine that was fermented with wine yeast, but I am reluctant because of what I've read about potassium saorbate.

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I'm a very beginner wine maker. I wanted to back sweeten a muscadine/apple juice wine that was fermented with wine yeast, but I am reluctant because of what I've read about potassium saorbate.
It's probably your best bet unless you want to sweeten with sugar substitute.
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It does impart a slight flavor to the wine, but some people can't even taste it so I wouldn't worry about it if you use it in the right "dosage".

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You can always pasteurize if you do not want to use sorbate.

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