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Q & A: crystal wine sediment

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Most recent answer: 04/08/2012
Q:
We make three wines (Zin, P/S and Merlot) Our 2010 Zin and P/S have great aroma and taste but there is a sadiment in each glass, it apears as clear beads the size of sand. They are tasteless (?). Are these crystalls or what? And what did we do wrong? Paul
- Paul (age 65)
Salida, CO, US
A:
We're no experts in this, but it seemed to be a matter of sufficient importance to justify some information-searching. Fortunately, this link turned up:

It sounds as if you just have some harmless potassium tartrate. You didn't do anything wrong. In fact, it sounds as if you did everything just right. Wish I were there to share some.

Mike W.

(published on 04/08/2012)

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