The Art of a Wine Making Recipe
The first thing you need to remember about a wine making recipe is that it is an art form. The artist is you. The key ingredient is patience. You grew your grapes, plucked them from the vine and now you feel an urgency to taste them. But slow down and enjoy the process. Wine making is an exciting hobby and whether you are just starting out or have been doing it for years; you know that there is a lot of information out there and even more wine making recipes at your fingertips.
The information differences depend on the style of the artist that is making it and though the basics of it are the same, the style of it sets each apart. Even following the same wine making recipe can have slight differences in the finished product, this is because grapes are different and styles are different. The key is to give your own style and create something unique.
You have probably seen somewhere that people make wine and it is drinkable in one month. Again I would advice patience as yes indeed you can make a one month wine, but it will not come close to what you can create if you have patience. The earliest a wine comes into its own age is six months and that might be pushing it. A country wine, one made with fruit, or a white wine will not blend and come to the peak of its goodness for at least a year. Red wines can take up to 2 years.
A winemaker by the name of Jack B. Keller Jr. created this wonderful wine making recipe. The wine is called a Blanc du Bois White Wine and this recipe will make you 5 gallons of delicious wine.
Wine Making Recipe of ingredients
about 65-70 lbs Blanc du Bois grapes
1/2 tsp Pectic enzyme (it can't hurt)
Sugar to 1.090 (21.6° Brix)
1/4 tsp potassium metabisulfite (required 2-3 times)
2 1/2 tsp crushed potassium sorbate
2 1/2 tsp yeast nutrient
Lalvin EC-1118 (Prise de Mousse) wine yeastDirections to follow
Wash, destem, crush, and press grapes all in one operation as soon after harvesting as possible
Now you have made your wine making recipe and with some patience it will soon be time to enjoy it.