DetailsMerlot grapes are one of the most grown grape varieties around the world. You will taste black cherry with a subtle spice note, and a smooth texture with this wine. This concentrated juice (68 Brix) will make an excellent wine on its own, or blend it with another fruit or Alexander's Concentrate for a truly unique wine. Other ingredients you will need: Campden Tablets, Yeast Nutrient, Bentonite, Wine Yeast, Acid Blend, and Sparkalloid or other clarifier. Use One 46 oz. can for 2.5 gallons.
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4.8 / 5.014 Reviewsgreat stuff done rightI like this best as a one gallon batch, at one gallon the acidity is exactly what the acidity in the wine kits are about .34, with my little test kit...with yeast 212,my one batch tasted just like wine experts and it works good several of the other yeasts, it fun to mix some with the cabernetAugust 8, 2010A good value for the moneyThis juice produces a fine Merlot if it's fermented and bottled with care. My suggestion is to ferment it with oak chips.January 9, 2013Really good wineI've made a Merlot in the past with this was happy with it. This time I added medium toasted french oak cubes. It made a nice , dry, oaky, flavorful Merlot. Both times I aged it 12 months, which is needed to get the best taste.April 16, 2013Good MerlotI made this wine last July. After fermenting and racking through into a carboy I gave it some time in an oak barrel. I sampled it nine months later and it's turned into a fantastic wine. I just racked put the second batch into the fermentor. A gallon per can is perfect.June 21, 2013Good quality baseI made an experimental 2 gallon batch, aged it a year and it was very good. This time I made a full scale 5 gallon batch that I plan on aging 18 months. You don't need kits if you use quality concentrates and adjust the acidity and tannins.October 5, 2013Good base stock for wineThree cans makes a thick luxurious wine, full of flavor and aroma. Use a French oak spiral for extra tannins and flavor and you have yourself a top flight Merlot._x000D_November 9, 2013Expensive but worth itAdding it to a Merlot kit will greatly improve the wine, making it thicker and full of flavor. One can for a 6 gallon kit is all that's needed.January 29, 2014targeted flavorThe Alexanders concentrates are above par. I can get the specific flavor I want to target in my wine. One can makes a quality one gallon Merlot. This quality concentrate benefits form aging and I let it go 15-18 months before tasting.March 19, 2014Great tasting, and SOOO easyIts been over three years since we bottled this, and recently popped one, DELICIOUS!!!! Super easy instructions to follow, even for experienced brewers, the was still fun, i purchased as a gift/starter pack for my wife.August 4, 2016A great MerlotI used this merlot concentrate to make 5 gallons of wine. i used 3 cans ,fermented it ,racked it 3 times. I let it develop for a year and it came out great. Hase a great flavor, smooth taste,deep,dark, red color and has been getting exlent reviews. My second bath is 3 mounths into ageing and will start another in 3 mounths.Wish i hadn't waited a year to start second bath.April 11, 2015
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