Barrel top up

From left to right the samples are from the keg, from the barrel, and the initial yeast and cellular sludge that shot out from the bottom of the keg.

I had removed a gallon of wine from the barrel to sample and drink over christmas. My uncle Stuart remarked that it "was bright", with a rise of the eyebrows. It did have some harsh candy flavors as a result of the huge tartaric addition. In that operation I poured 1 pound tartaric for 60 gallons of wine!