DetailsPinot Noir grapes are chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. This difficult to grow grape, produces a wine with fruity and spicy characteristics. 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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4.9 / 5.017 ReviewsLove itThis concentrate produces a delicious and low cost Pinot Noir. We mix in a touch of Syrah for added complexity.August 28, 2019Purchased
2 months agoJuly 6, 2019Purchased
3 months agoPinot Noir wine from Alexander's grape juice concentratePreparation of Pinot Noir wine: the fermentation stage is complete, clearing is in progress. I will review the wine made from this Alexander's Concentrate 6 months to a year from now.November 30, 2018Purchased
10 months agostarted fermentation 2 months ago. let you know in 10 more months.May 14, 2018Purchased
1 year agono brainerI love this stuff. You can be a rank amateur and this will turn out well. At least it always does for me.February 11, 2018Purchased
1 year agoRoyal KnightI grow my own blueberries and added 4 lbs to this Pinot Noir concentrate to make 5 gallons of wonderful wine. I call it Royal Knight. Ty it. You'll like it.July 31, 2016Boosts a kitI add a can to super value wine kits and make a very nice wine for very little extra money. I do not agree with the recipe on the can for making though - you really need 3-4 cans to make a good wine (just my thoughts).March 12, 2016Can make just as good a wine with these as with teh kitsI'm a fan of the the Alexander's concentrates. 4 cans makes a great 6 gallon wine. Great flavor and tannins are just right. Once you know what you are doing it's easier using these than the kits._x000D_March 4, 2014Compares favorably to kitsI've made Pinot Noir with Wine Expert kits and with these concentrates and these concentrates are better. The flavor and aroma are excellent. I can add a can for an extra delicious wine. On occasion I will even add a can to a kit , to enrichen it.December 13, 2013High quality concentrateDon't think that stuff in a can isn't top notch, because it is. You can make an excellent small batch of 2 gallons with 1 can. You can add it to a less than full bodied batch to make it a lot better. Or you can use 2 cans and make a good 5 gallon batch.September 30, 2013
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 14 answersI made this Pinot with 2 cans of Alexanders and enough water to make a three gallon batch. The wine finished fermentation several weeks ago. It has been treated with Bentonite and Isinglass but is still very dark. If I hold a flashlight on one side of the carboy I ca not seen the light from the other side. Is it always going to be this heavy and dark???BEST ANSWER: I'm no expert...Pinot Noir is my wife's favorite, so I make it almost exclusively...three cans and water to make 5 gal. Yes, it's very dark...guess that's the 'Noir" part. It wasn't excessively heavy until I used 4 cans to make 5 gal. The first time I tried it I followed the 1 can for a 2 1/2 gal batch recipe...lighter in color, but kind of watery to my wife's taste...Made this Pinot Noir with two cans of Alexander's concentrate and enough water to make a three gallon batch. Fermentation has been finished for several weeks but the wine is still very dark. I can not see a light shining through it! It has had Bentonite and Isinglass treatment. Is it just going to be that heavy and dark?BEST ANSWER: Three gallons is on the heavy side for two cans of this concentrate.If you are looking at it in the carboy, it will not be transparent. If you draw off a small glass and hold it up to the light, you might be able to see through it. I have made several six gallon batches of Pinot noir using three cans of concentrate, and can see through it in the glass, but not the carboy. I recommend making two gallons per can of concentrate. I find that this is not a heavy red. My wife loves it and calls it her "summertime red". Age it at least six months and I think you will enjoy the end result. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can help further.Where can I find recipe for this product?BEST ANSWER: The instructions on the can are pretty much worthless. Here is a link to a good 5 gallon recipe I've made:
They are versatile so if you wanted to make other volumes or had some specific goal for the resulting wine I could advise further. Let us know! Cheers! James J.