New one on me

Racked our apple wine about Christmas time. Will bottle if the weather ever breaks here. The 3 gallon carboy and gallon jugs with normal airlocks have very fine settlings on the bottom. Wine is clear as a bell.
Had not quite a gallon left so we filled 4 wine bottles and stuck balloons over the mouths. Nice clear settlings just like above, but have noticed in the last couple weeks little bumps on the bottom. Looks kind of like sand grains is about as close an analogy as I can come up with.
Bottles were washed and rinsed with sterilizer just like the carboy and gallon jugs. Only difference is the balloon instead of airlock.
Ideas??
Thanks
Reply to
pheasant16
Sounds like "wine jewels" which are tartrate crystals. I've never seen it in apple wine as the main acid in apples is malic. Did you add acid blend?
Reply to
Steve Peek

Get the wine as cold as possible (just above freezing) for a few days. The rest should fall out. It's really harmless and tasteless, just unattractive.
Reply to
Steve Peek

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