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Old 06-18-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
May 2011
City, Nova Scotia
Posts: 169

I love a grapefruit after taste in wine.

Has anyone ever threw in some "flavour" just before they bottled?

I have made wine from kits as well as my own recipes, just wondering if I could add a hint if flavor right at the end or if it's best to add before fermentation is complete?

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Old 06-19-2011, 03:26 AM   #2
Mar 2011
Memphis, Tn
Posts: 28

I am new to wine making - mostly a beer guy. But, from what I have heard, you should wait until after fermentation to flavor and you can do it at any point after that. I would imagine adding the flavor before the end of fermentation (before stabilization) may introduce sugars you don't want or accounted for in fermenting. Could really alter the wine.

I am about to bottle my first batch ever and I am entertaining adding some type of sweet flavor. Its a cabernet sauvignon. I love a good dry red wine, but my girlfriend wants me to sweeten it a bit - debating still.

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