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smAllGrain

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So I bottled this wine a few months ago. Before bottling I treated it with campden for 24 hrs. Prior to that it had stopped throwing lees. I stored them at 65F on their sides. I decided to take a look this afternoon & saw this in every bottle. Any ideas?

Tartrate Crystals?

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That actually looks like un-dissolved sorbate.

Just a guess...
Thats more likely then what I was thinking!!! Unless that is really tequlia in those wine bottles.....

Open one and take a closer look. Taste test the wine as well. If all taste good and the stuff settles to the bottom of the bottle then I would not worry about it. Seddament happens sometimes despite all our best efforts.


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Thats more likely then what I was thinking!!! Unless that is really tequlia in those wine bottles.....

Open one and take a closer look. Taste test the wine as well. If all taste good and the stuff settles to the bottom of the bottle then I would not worry about it. Seddament happens sometimes despite all our best efforts.


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I will def do that. Should I keep storing them on their side if the wine still taste good?
 

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Yup. Real corks need to touch the wine to stay fresh. So bottles on thier sides.


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Finally opened a bottle last night & the wine taste fine. Once I get to the end of the bottle I will take a pic of the particles.... Thanks for the help!

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