I bottled the Winexpert Limited Edition Shiraz/Viognier last night. My first impressions are favourable. The colour is a medium burgundy. There is very little nose at present but that will change with some time in the bottle. This is not a big, aggressive wine. It’s a refined wine and already quite smooth and easy to drink. I think this wine will show more complexity as it ages. My only concern is that I won’t be able to save any and will never know how it develops.
I added a quarter teaspoon of metabisulphite to the 23 litres of wine before bottling. This is recommended by the wine kit manufacturer if you intend to age your wines for longer than six months which I hope I’ll be able to do. This kit came with a packet of attractive labels which really add an elegant touch. I’m really pleased with this wine and I’m looking forward to see how it develops over the next few months.