Hello all! This is my first post to this forum as I am just getting into winemaking and find your forum full of interesting information and hope to be here frequently.
I just racked my first batch of white zin from my primary bucket last week into a glass carboy. I’ve noticed after a few days that there is a lot of sediment in the bottom of the carboy and wonder if I inadvertently drew off too much of the lees from the primary fermentation container.
My recipe calls for heavy agitation in a few more days to degas before adding the final F pack and clearing and stabilizing ingredients. I don’t want to mess this up but all that sediment will suspend itself again in the wine. The directions say not to worry about that… hmmm.
Should I rack the wine again to remove as much sediment as possible? Or will it all fall out during the clearing process? I noticed pictures of other wines in carboys that seem to be perfectly clear with little sediment on the bottom of the container… have these been racked a second time after initial clearing?
Does anyone have any suggestions? This is a Vintners Reserve White Zin kit.