Master Vintner® Shiraz makes 6 gallons of earthy, rich, velvety red wine with flavors of black fruits hints of bittersweet chocolate, plums, black cherries and blackberries that linger on to a long finish.
Ripe, full and concentrated, this wine bursts with aromas of blackberry, notes of black cherry and blueberry and an assured spiciness.
Serve with rich, flavorful dishes like osso buco, roast lamb, traditional Hungarian goulash. For a purely American treat, Carolina pulled pork or Texas brisket. For culinary adventurers, red wine braised octopus. Shiraz isn't just a meat-eating wine though: try it with Puy lentils braised with mushrooms and root vegetables for a savory, satisfying meal.
Serve slightly cool (65F) to keep the tannins firm and the fruit lush — and even if you're not doing a food pairing, try it with a piece of bittersweet chocolate. You'll be amazed at how well they go together!
Yield: 6 Gallons
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ONE OF THE EASIEST KITS I HAVE EVER MADE. EVER THING WENT SMOOTH AND SO FAR THE WINE TASTE GOOD. LIKE TO GIVE IT ABOUT EIGHT MORE MONTHS TO SEE THE FINAL PRODUCT BUT SO FAR SO GOOD
My husband made this and made a dry and sweet version. Both were excellent and received compliments by everyone who tried it.
Comes out OK. I've done plenty of self batches and kits over the years. I was hoping to get the same quality out of this kit as a more expensive Australian Shiraz World Vineyard by WineExpert, but the final finish of this one has a slightly more mellow than expected. Maybe just the year...and its still a quality wine. I ended up leaving 3 gallons dry (as is) but held back 3 to experiment with adding flavors and back-sweetening. Found it goes nice with a natural cherry flavor and mild sweetening. [Note I do not use the potassium sorbate, as I think it gives both an off-task and unnecessary preservative, so I keep natural and pasteurize anytime I back-sweeten].
Waiting for it to clear, and it is not clearing..will update.
I am very pleased with this wine - my first red! Good color and just a hint of oak flavor goes well with the cherry and current undertones. Just bottles last night so I'm looking forward to tasting the aged product in a few months.