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Weeks 6 - 8
Varietal Italy Style Blend
Sweetness Dry
Oak Heavy
Body Full
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

En Primeur Winery Series Italy Super Tuscan

An assertive wine with aromatics of fresh raspberries supported by subtle hints of vanilla and earth. A concentrated palate of blackberries and black pepper with firm tannins.

Weeks 6 - 8
Varietal Italy Style Blend
Sweetness Dry
Oak Heavy
Body Full
Labels Included Yes

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Crushed Grape Skins will enhance the bouquet and contribute soft velvety tannins for a round, juicy mouthfeel.

Food Pairings

Great with slow-cooked beef and pork or aged cheese.

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    • Hi Peter,

      The Super Tuscan is typically a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.

      Thanks for the question Peter. Enjoy the wine!

    • Depending on how well the juice ferments and what the final specific gravity reading is, you could expect an approx ABV% of 13%

  • Is it possible to get an accurate original gravity reading, aren’t some sugars contained within the grape skins? If they are not dissolved in the mist pre-fermentation will a hydrometer accurately include those sugars in its gravity reading or not?

    • When making any of our wine kits that come with GenuWine Crushed grape skins we highly recommend taking your original SG reading after you have added the skins and have mixed the primary fermenter well for 30 seconds. This will give you the most accurate potential alcohol of the wine. Once your wine has finished fermenting (approx. day 14) take your final SG reading. To calculate the final alcohol of the wine use this equation as an example.
      Day 1 SG = 1.100
      Day 14 SG = 0.998
      1.100 – 0.998 = 0.102
      0.102 x 131 = 13.36
      This wines alcohol content is approximately 13.4%. If you fermented the wine down to a final SG of 0.994 your wine would have a final alcohol content of approximately 13.9%.

  • Can you provide the exact percentages of the different grapes used in the 2015 Super Tuscan? I want to enter it in a contest that requires this information.

    Does it contain any Cabernet Franc, Merlot or Petit Verdot? If so, can you also provide these percentages?

    Thanks.

  • I’m on day 16 of the fermentation and my specific gravity is about 0.997. I racked it into a carboy a few days ago at 1.010. There is still obvious activity going on in the carboy as fine bubbles are rising. Is this a malolactic fermentation?

    • It sounds like for your fermentation is almost finished but not quite! Some wines can ferment all the way down to 0.992-0.994 which it looks like this wine wants to do. If you continue seeing fine bubbles rising to the surface of the wine and the SG remains at 0.997 it is possible that it could be MLF. This is highly unlikely as our juice is pasteurized which would eliminate any lactic acid bacteria from the juice. If you have inoculated your wines before with lactic acid bacteria in this same carboy than it is possible you have accidentally started MLF. Keep checking the SG and if you notice that it isn’t moving any further I would recommend clearing and stabilizing your wine.

  • I received my order and am about to start. In the package there are two Genuwine Grape Skins each package is 1.25 kg. Is this correct? I don’t think I had two packs in my other purchases of the same wine kit.
    If the kit only requires one package of 1.25 kg can you suggest another kit that would benefit from adding these grape skins? Or if I used both packages to this one kit would it be advantages?
    This is my favorite kit and will be ordering more in the near future.
    Thanks for your assistance.

    • Hi Jim,
      Please use both bags of Genuwine Winery Grapeskins when making your Super Tuscan. Both bags add more flavour, body and tannin to the wine.

    • We can not guarantee the quality of your wine past the expiration date on the box. However, different kits may stay “fresh” longer than others so it is hard to give you any specific advice. Best thing for you to do with an expired kit is make the wine and taste for yourself! If you like it, than you are lucky. If not, time to buy a fresh kit.

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