Old Vine Cab Sauv w/Skins (6G) Wine Kit - Master Vintner Sommelier Select
The very best winemakers in the world know that exceptional wine starts in the vineyard, with the perfect combination of sunlight, soil, rain and careful cultivation. Crafting your own signature wines to that very same standard starts here...with Sommelier Select Wine Recipe Kits, exclusively from Master Vintner.
The oldest vines (between 60 and 80 years) produce fruit unlike any other. And this Cabernet Sauvignon Recipe Kit features ingredients sourced at the peak of varietal expression, to bring out stupefying levels of fruit and extract. The blackberry, blackcurrant and jammy notes give way to pepper, mint, cedar and black cherry. Dense and dark, with rock-ribbed tannins when young, it will round out to a smooth lustrous finish that goes on forever at its peak.
Sommelier Select Old Vine Cabernet includes grape skins* in the kit. Grape Skins are an excellent addition to wine kits. Not only do they enhance body, mouth-feel and tannin, they also boost color, flavor and aroma. All of the red juices are macerated in their wineries to get the most out of the skins, but adding an extra dose of skin material turns up the volume on the wine character.
Toast the moments that matter with Sommelier Select, and make deliciously drinkable wines that you're going to love sharing with family and friends.
Yield: 6 Gallons
*This recipe kit uses a RealGrape pack to boost flavor and body. Because the grape skins are not dried, they take up more space in your fermentor. This recipe requires the larger 7.9 gallon wine fermentor.
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|Wine Style||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Wine Region||North America|
|Includes Grape Skins||Yes|
Was impressed with the amount of skins included with the kit. My 8 gallon pail was not big enough after fermentation started. Tasted very promising when I bottled it.
They were a little confusing on what things are called. I didn't understand the bag of grapes needed to go into the primary fermintor. I added it to my secondary and now I'm having trouble getting it to finish.
This kit is great- good quality juice and grapes. The instructions however are far too vague especially for a beginner. Really recommend investing in greater detail regarding the additives and de-gassing.
Turned out fantastic!
...just re-racked the batch of wine yesterday, and will bottle in 2-3 weeks!...had a glass after the 2nd racking, and it is already incredible...using the reusable cobalt blue 12oz bottles for a portion of the batch will allow me to try it at 2mo/3mo/4mo...to see the difference before enjoying the liter cobalt blue bottles of wine!!