How do I bulk age my wine?
In order to bulk age your wine, we suggest that you postpone clarifying your wine using the Kieselsol and Chitosan provided to 7-10 days before filtering and bottling your finished wine. Also, the addition of the Potassium Sorbate should be performed just before you bottle your wine in order to have the full strength of the sorbic acid inside the bottle avoiding any possible re-fermentation and unpleasant sediment.
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While your wine ages inside your glass carboy, it is important that you perform several rackings in order to keep your wine as clear as possible until you are ready to add the above mentioned Kieselsol and Chitosan and bottle your finished bulk aged wine! When you perform each racking, it is very important that you reduce your wine’s contact with air and oxygen.
Lastly, while your wine bulk ages, it is strongly recommended that you monitor the sulfite levels (see How do I check the Sulfite Levels within my wine? below) within your wine to assure yourself that your wine is being protected from bacteria and wild yeast as well as preventing oxidation.