CC - Showcase Collection - Amarone
|Manufacturer Web Site||http://www.cellarcraftwine.com/|
|Mfg Series||CC - Showcase Collection|
|Instructions||Click Here for Instructions|
|Sweetness||0 - Dry|
|Oak Intensity||2 - Medium|
|Oak Type||Untoasted American Oak|
|Body||6 - Very Full|
|Recommended Aging||12 - 24 months|
|Time to Bottle||8 weeks (56 days)|
|Grape Skins Included?||Yes|
|Skin Pack Desc.||Super Pack (10 lbs of varietal crushed grapes and 4 lbs of sun-dried red wine grapes)|
|Kit Size||18 Liters|
|Yield||23 Liters/6 Galons|
Full-bodied, deep garnet colour and richly dry. Notes of plum, sour cherry, raspberry and vanilla gradually marriy with anise, bitter chocolate, coffee, tabacco, leather and fig tones that develop with age. Unique and distinctive character comes from the addition of dried grapes during fermentation.
|Quality of kit materials:||4.0|
|Quality of instructions:||5.0|
|Quality of finished wine:||5.0|
|Completeness of the kit:||4.0|
1) It needs to age and who wants to age thier first kit!?!?
2) It has a BIG grape pack so this is a little more difficult to make than a kit without the grape skins.
I would like oak cubes instead of what comes with it but that is a VERY minor detail.
I will update this when I bottle and again when we start to drink it.
|Would you recommend for a 1st kit?||No|
|Tweaks||Aged for a few months in Hungarian Oak barrel.|
|Cons||Could use better oak... I am an Oak snob!|
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