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#1 &roid

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

I've just taken delivery of a case of 2009 rosso di montalcino and it has a type of sediment I've not seen before.  Being a bit eager to try it I didn't really give it any time upright before opening so a slug of sediment came out, almost in a single piece.  Thing is it looks quite different to sediment I've seen before, it is a sort of greyish white, almost slimy texture, with a more normal looking dark crystaline sediment embedded in it.  Is this normal??

 

 



#2 &roid

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:28 PM

Here's a not very good iphone pic:

 

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#3 DiggingDogFarm

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 04:11 PM

Looks like harmless tartaric acid crystals from here.

It happens.


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#4 &roid

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 04:16 PM

Looks like harmless tartaric acid crystals from here.

It happens.

 

Cool, thanks for the reply.  The only way I've seen tartaric acid before has been as rough dark crystals so these big, almost slimy pale lumps looked pretty different - they aren't crystalline for a start!  The darker spots on the lumps in the picture are definitely more like what I've seen before, just haven't seen the white sludgy bits.