Aromas of fresh raspberries merge with the red fruit, berry and cherry from the Merlot grape. Rich and medium bodied, it explodes with luscious raspberry flavor and is perfectly balanced between ripe raspberry tartness and a luscious, off-dry finish. Robust enough for barbecue or red meat, it's drinkable on it's own--or with friends!
Wonderfully fruity, crisply refreshing and bursting with fruit, Tropical Bliss™ Raspberry Merlot is the perfect sipping wine for a summer’s day.
Wine Kit Yield: 6 gallons
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This was the most labor-intensive and time consuming wine kit I have ever used. I am used to kits where all the ingredients - other than preservatives and clarifying agents - go in at the beginning, then are left alone until the first racking. This kit called for daily stirring and specific gravity readings until said reading fell within a specified range. Only at that point was yeast nutrient to be added. I also found it odd that the raspberry flavor pouch was not added until right before bottling. Also, when I went to add this pouch, I discovered that some crystallization had taken place. It was difficult to get the full contents of the pouch into the wine. One last small problem happened during bottling. Sometimes I get a little bit of foam at the top of the bottle, but this quickly dissipates. Not so with the raspberry merlot. In some bottles, the foam never did go away completely.
I've made two batches of the Raspberry Merlot because I love it almost as much as the Peach Mist, don't want to be without either one and they are sooooo easy.
Love You Midwest Supplies.
The wine turned out wonderful. I will be ordering again.
I'm usually satisfied with Midwest and Master Vintner kits but I received my raspberry merlot kit with over a year old date code (sale kit). I should have carefully checked my fruit essence bag immediately (I will in the future) and found that my essence bag had big chunks in it (could feel it through the bag). Was at the end of my fermentation before final filtering and contacted Master Vintner as well as Midwest. MV initially told me that I'd be receiving a new essence bag and then a few days later contacted me and told me just to heat it up and the chunks would go away. They did, but after adding to my must/wine, I found that the essence bag had separated and half of the essence was between the inside bag and outside liner and had dried there and crystallized (couldn't get the fruit essence out of the bag and really didn't want to at that point). Ended up with about half of the fruit essence and little satisfaction. With oak, extra grape concentrate and corn sugar expense plus my time FYI -Make sure you check your date codes and wine essence bag before starting, especially on the sale stuff.