Originally Posted by scorpien222
Would using finings do the same as letting it stand for 6 months ??
No. Finings do help pull stuff out of suspension, but they aren't magical. The wine will often drop lees for about 4-6 months, depending on what kind of wine it is.
A typical rule of thumb is to bottle the wine only when no lees have gathered in a freshly racked wine over at least 60 days.
After 60 days, with no lees at all in the carboy, it's probable that sediment won't form. But sometimes even after that, chilling down the bottle may encourage more precipitates. In some cases, it's "wine diamonds"- tartaric acid crystals that will fall out with cold temperatures and sometimes it may be more yeast and proteins or pectins.
A good way to avoid sediment in bottles is to wait at least 60 days after racking, to make sure no new lees form, and then cold stabilize the wine by placing it in a cold place for another 60 days. That will encourage anything still in suspension to fall out. After that, the wine can be bottled.