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LE23 Bobal Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Kit

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Experience the perfect harmony of your LE 2023 Bobal Cabernet Sauvignon in this exquisite Spanish red wine. Delighting the senses with its medium-bodied profile, this wine offers a luscious fruit-forward palate and velvety tannins. Discover captivating aromas of black fruit, gentle spice, and a hint of toasty oak. With each sip, indulge in vibrant flavors of plum, cassis, and cherry, complemented by subtle notes of licorice, cocoa, oak, and earthy undertones. Enhanced by a refreshing acidity, smooth tannins, and a touch of spice, this refined blend promises an unforgettable tasting experience.

SWEETNESS: DRY

OAK: MEDIUM

BODY: MEDIUM

ALCOHOL: 13.5%

DELIVERY: DECEMBER 2023

REGION: VALENCIA, SPAIN

Equipment Kit

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Equipment Kits

If your LE23 Bobal Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Kit is your first, equipment kits are a very easy and cost effective way to obtain what you need to get started. Wine kits provide ingredients and instructions but do not provide equipment. The Vintner's Best Deluxe Wine Equipment Kit pictured here has everything you need to make a six gallon batch of wine. This kit is the top of the line and there are other equipment kits you can choose from for your kit. 

Equipment Kit includes
- 7.9 Gallon Fermenting Bucket 
- Lid with Grommet
- 6 Gallon Glass Carboy
- Bottle Filler
- Double Level Corker
- Triple Scale Hydrometer
- Easy Clean Cleanser
- Auto Siphon w/ siphon hose
- Carboy Bung w/ Airlock
- Corks 30 count
- Plastic Mix Stir that attaches to drill. 

fermenter Fermenters

A 7.9 Gallon Fermenter with a grommeted lid is the right vessel to use for your Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Wine Kit because you need extra headspace to account for active fermentation. It is good to replace buckets from time because plastic harbors bacteria. Here's a link to our fermenter equipment.

minijet-tubing-34987-97929.jpgHoses

Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often is highly recommended with winemaking. Even if you have good sanitation practices, hoses are particularly difficult to keep clean. You do not want to risk a bacterial contamination in your Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Wine Kit over something that costs very little to replace.

SiphonsSiphons

Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your winemaking equipment. Once you have one you will never go without one again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. Like hoses, Siphons are also difficult to keep clean so it is advisable to replace them.  

corker.pngCorkers

Corking can be a big job especially if you make a lot of wine. Also bigger corkers give you the option to use longer corks which are beneficial if you want to age your Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot longer. The Italian Floor Corker pictured here is easy to use and makes corking easy and fun.

AirlocksAirlocks

Airlocks are another inexpensive product that should be periodically replaced. Though it might be easy to assume bacteria is not a concern with airlocks because they do not actually touch your wine, this is not the case. A small increase in temperature could cause your wine to swell and back up into the airlock. It happens often. You don't want to risk losing your Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot over a potentially unsanitary and cheap piece of plastic.

6 gallon carboyCarboys 

Your Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Kit is designed to fit a 6 gallon carboy pictured here. Though glass carboys are one of the safest sanitary options for secondary fermentation and bulk aging your wine, they are fragile and break from time to time. If you use glass carboys, a carboy handle or carrier is very advisable. They should not be moved when full without carrying equipment.

6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Your Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot will need to sit in a carboy during secondary fermentation and like airlocks, bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced, especially if you make a lot of wine. Stoppers are available drilled for use with airlocks or solid for bulk aging after your wine has fully gassed out. The size 6.5 stopper pictured is made for a 6 or 5 gallon carboy. If you have many different sized vessels, universal bungs might be a more economical option.

hydrometerHydrometers

Hydrometers can last a lifetime, if they don't break. If you have suffered the disappointment of breaking your favorite hydrometer you can view them here.  

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Winemakers always need more corks. Be sure to read the corker requirements of different corks before you make your selection because some cork sizes do not work with all corkers. If you want to age your Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot longer corks are preferable.

 mix stirMix Stir

You may be using the back of your stirring spoon to Degas your wine but a mix stir is the best way to remove unwanted gasses from your wine. 

 

 

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 DID YOU KNOW

Compared to many other reds, Merlot is a relatively young varietal dating back to about 1700.

 

 

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