Private Reserve Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel Kit
Brand : Winexpert
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WINE KIT DETAILS
Experience the rich, bold flavors of the Winexpert Private Reserve Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel Wine Kit. This wine kit offers you a unique opportunity to create a wine that is full of dark fruit flavors, with subtle notes of oak and spice. The fruity boldness and long finish of this Zinfandel wine kit will leave you wanting more. It's an excellent addition to your wine collection, perfect for any wine enthusiast.
Winexpert has meticulously refined these wine kits to deliver superior quality in a compact package. The juice volume has been reduced from the original 18L size to a more manageable 14L, but don't worry, it still produces a 6-gallon batch (23L). This means you can expect to yield approximately 28-30 standard 750 ml bottles from each kit. Plus, each kit includes 30 labels, adding a professional touch to your homemade wine.
The Winexpert Private Reserve Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel Wine Kit comes with skins and all the necessary ingredients to make your wine. Here's what you can expect:
- Sweetness: Dry
- Body: Full
- Tasting Notes: Dark fruit, Berries, and Spice
- Oak Intensity: Medium
- Kit Size: 14L
- Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 14%
With this Zinfandel wine kit, you can enjoy the process of crafting your own wine, and savor the rewarding taste of your creation.
OTHER PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT NEED
If your Private Reserve Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 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 wine 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
A 7.9 Gallon Fermenter with a grommeted lid is the right vessel to use for your Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 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.
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 Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel Wine Kit over something that costs very little to replace.
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.
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 Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel longer. The Italian Floor Corker pictured here is easy to use and makes corking fun.
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 Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel over a potentially unsanitary and cheap piece of plastic.
Your Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 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.
Your Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 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.
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.
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 Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel wider corks are preferable.
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.
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