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Pinot Noir (Alexander's Sun Country Concentrates)

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Pinot Noir (Alexander's Sun Country Concentrates)

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Pinot 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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Consentrates vs Kits
I made a 5 gal batch with 2 cans. I used the acid kit to get the acid right (between 65 to 75) and this batch turned out to be as smooth and tasty as the Vinters Reserve kits I'm made. Well worth it.
November 1, 2012
good wine
only made two gallons with one can, made a pretty good wine. My wife likes it, which says alot. The real test will be the inlaws at Christmas.
December 4, 2012
Good dry wine
I used 2 cans to make 5 gallons. I am happy with the wine. There is a subtle herbal taste, with a hint of cherry. I would buy this again._x000D_
February 3, 2013
Just as good as kits
Easy to make and the finished product was great! Even as a young wine, it has a great taste. I can't wait to let it age more!
June 23, 2013
Delicious!
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
Variety ingredient
Love 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, 2013
Easy 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, 2013
High quality concentrate
Don'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
Compares favorably to kits
I'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, 2013
Can make just as good a wine with these as with teh kits
I'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, 2014
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Where can I find recipe for this product?
W I on Jan 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The instructions on the can are pretty much worthless. Here is a link to a good 5 gallon recipe I've made:

https://www.midwestsupplies.com/how-to-alexanders-red-wine-concentrate.html

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?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2017
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???
Newell D on Feb 27, 2017
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...

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