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RJS Craft Winemaking - Grand Cru International - Italian Sangiovese
WK603
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Description

This powerful classic is full and expressive on the palate with lively cherry fruit and a brisk acidity supported by ample smooth tannins. Dried grape skins and oak shavings provide a deep and lingering finish to this garnet wine. The International Collection of Grand Cru highlights the winemaking techniques and traditions from recognized wine regions around the world.

Kit Statistics:
Varietal: Italian Sangiovese
Yield: 6 Gallons (23 Liters)
Ready to bottle: 5 weeks
Oak: 4
Body: Full to Medium
Grape Skins: GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins

Item # WK603
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 30LBS
Grape StyleSangiovese
White, Red, or RoseRed
Product LineGrand Cru
Skin Pack IncludedY
Ready In4-5 Weeks
Price$100-150
Concentrate Volume12L
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So far...So good
This was actually shipped to me three times. The final shipment was "perfect" (first one leaked in transit, second one was repackaged and also looked like it leaked). As always, customer service took care of me on this!!!

Having experience with wine kits, I used a different yeast strain than the packet sent with this kit. I used BM45 and let me tell you, fermentation lasted a LOT longer than the week it usually does---it went on for almost 2 weeks! I am about to transfer it to secondary...therefore I am not able to give a complete review of the rest of the process or product; HOWEVER, this kit looks like it will be better than the bottom line WinExpert kit and that Sangiovese is one of the best kit wines I've made (which happened to be my first wine kit and is still a favorite--unless this kit takes that spot over). I'm excited to see how the different yeast than the one provided will enhance the flavor as well as the actual fruit that was included with this kit (for more tannin/color/body).
NOTE: While all kits say to just pitch the yeast in--PLEASE, do yourself a favor and rehydrate it first! While the kit says not to...they are wrong and should change this step on kits as rehydrating the yeast will help ensure better fermentation. (If you don't know how to rehydrate it...watch a youtube video.)
January 28, 2018
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1 month ago