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 / 5.014 Reviewsstarted fermentation 2 months ago. let you know in 10 more months.May 14, 2018Purchased
7 months 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
9 months 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, 2013Easy to make & great taste.I have made Alexander Sun Country Pinot Noir twice. I have used 2 cans to make four gallons, although the label suggest 2.5 gallons per can. This was low maintenance wine that taste as good on or better on bottling day than many one year olds purchased commercially. Bottle and wait a few months and it gets even better. I'm hoping to age one for a year, but the two bottles I have left may not live that long.August 6, 2013Variety ingredientLove the Alexander's concentrates. They add the specific flavor / specific variety I want in my artisan wines. Specifically, I use the pinot noir with fresh blueberry for a fantastic red / berry blend. Recommend the experimental 5 or 6 gallon batches using single cans with copious fruit. Great way to take advantage of the sales when fruits are in season!July 27, 2013Delicious!I used one can to make approximately 2 gallons (less water and less sugar than the recommended recipe), and it was quite delicious even at bottling (about 3 months after I started). Making 2 gallons instead of 2.5 means it's a little fuller bodied, so I think 6 months of aging will be necessary for my batch before it's really good. I assume a 2.5 gallon batch, or 2 cans in 5 gallons, could be very drinkable after only a couple of months in the bottle. Highly recommended.July 17, 2013
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 14 answersWhere 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.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.I 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...