2007 Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot Notes

by Bradrick J. Pretzer
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  • Grape Information

    Date purchasedSeptember 8, 2007
    VarietalCabernet Sauvignon - Lodi, California
    Merlot - Lodi, California
    Number of cases15 Cabernet Sauvignon
    3 Merlot
    Price per case$23
    Place purchasedAmerican Winegrape, Everett, MA
    Phone #(617) 387-6107


    Fermentation Log

    DateTimeTemp°BrixSO2TApH
    Sept 8 9:00am62.7°23.5°0.495%3.32
    Notes: Crushed & Destemmed
    Added potassium metabisulfite for 50 ppm
    Sept 9 9:00am
    Notes: Pitched 50g Red Star Pasteur Red yeast rehydrated with 32g Lallemand Go-Ferm
    Sept 10-14
    Hours into Fermentation°Brix
    023.5
    2420.9
    3017.7
    3816.1
    4914.9
    5512.9
    7110.9
    789.3
    867.7
    955.5
    1013.0
    Note: Brix was measured with a refractometer and corrections calculated. The final brix was also measured with a hydrometer and noted to be about 2° higher.
    Sept 14 9:00am75°
    Notes:Pressed, keeping free-run and press-run juices separate. Inoculated with Enoferm Alpha Malolatic Bacteria.
    Oct 25
    Notes:Paper chromatography showed malolatic fermentation to be complete. Racked wine off fine lees.
    Nov 5
    Notes:Added 300g of French oak chips to the approx. 120L of free run wine.



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