Homemade Fruit Concentrate Wine Recipe

One of Mr. Scribbles’ projects, he’s made this wine a couple of times before. It is a refreshing, fruity, slightly sweet wine that is okay to drink young, but becomes really tasty once it ages for at least a year in the bottle. You can vary the fruit concentrates that you use to customize the taste.

Fruit Concentrate Wine Recipe

Boil together with enough water to cover:

10 black tea bags
1 cinnamon stick
¼ teaspoon whole cloves (okay to eyeball it)
7 small bananas, washed, ends removed, and sliced

Once it’s boiling, mash the bananas and add 5 lbs of sugar. Remove from heat and stir until sugar is combined.

In a large fermenter bucket, combine:

5 cans of frozen Welch’s Concord Grape concentrate
3 cans of Welch’s Berry Sunsplash concentrate
3 cans of Welch’s Niagara Grape concentrate

Add the boiled mixture to the bucket.

In a cheesecloth or mesh bag, combine:

12 oz frozen blueberries
12 oz frozen raspberries
4 oz frozen mixed berries

Add bag of berries to the bucket.

Add 1½ tsp pectic enzyme powder, and water to six gallons. Let sit overnight.

The next day, add:

1 tsp yeast nutrient
1 packet Premier Cuvee yeast

3/21/13 – starting SG 1.080

3/25/13 – Discarded fruit and racked into a carboy. SG .994.

5/4/13 – Racked again, added K-Meta, and topped up with Moscato.

6/30/13 – Vacuum degassed.

7/7/13 – racked and stabilized.

This is where we’re at as of this writing. We’ll be fining, sweetening and bottling later, and I’ll update the recipe at that time.

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