Refined, vibrant aromas of peaches, apricots and white fruit with floral and citrus blossom notes when young, this gorgeous pale yellow wine shows nuances of honeycomb, citrus peel, and dried fruits as it ages.
On the palate it's assertive, distinctive and elegant, with juicy white fruit balanced by vivid acidity and a long luscious finish. An excellent food wine, it drinks well on its own and responds to light chilling--serve between 45 ºF and 55 ºF.
Yield: 6 Gallons
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This kit had everything I needed. Since I already brewed my own beer and I keg since I don't like to fool with bottles, I decided to try my hand at wine making. I had all the hardware (bubblers, carboys, etc.) and decided to keg the wine and store in my kegerator. I followed the instructions to the letter, never proceeding until the hydrometer readings were achieved. Kegging was a bit more challenge, as the wine is more viscous than ale, porter or lager. I had to purchase portable spigots that had tight seals to prevent leakage (I lost 1/2 gallon due to poor seal on my plunger tap). All in all a good experience. I would recommend.
Riesling just finished. I had a particularly slow fermentation, and ended up with a wine that demonstrates more reductive qualities than I like. Probably more on the winemaker than the product, but a little underwhelmed. I usually really like MV kits.
Can't wait to try this wine when ready.
Kit is good quality and brings enough conditioner to finish wine off-dry. We never follow the recomended schedules on these kits as it tends to finish the wines subpar. With a little more patience, you end up with spectacular results. Tim Vandergrift wrote a nice article on this in winemaker magazine. Also, used 71B yeast instead of the colloquial EC1118. Anyway, happy with the quality of this kit from start to finish.
Good kit. Turned out nice. Will make it again.