A delicious rose wine that is so full of amazing fruit flavours. Raspberry wine is very refreshing and easy to make with just a few ingredients. Medium dry with a light body that when served cold is very refreshing.
1.4kg (3lb) Raspberries
1.4kg (3lb) 50% Supermarket (granulated) Sugar & 50% Brewing Sugar
4.5 litres (8 pints or 1 gallon) Boiling Water
Red Wine Yeast
Equipment: (We have a fruit wine starter kit if needed for £25)
Demi-John with Air-Lock
Muslin or Straining Bag
Bottles & Corks & Corker
1 - Pop your raspberries into the fermenting bucket
2 - Pour over the 8 pints (4.5 litres) of boiling water
3 - Give them a good stir and put the lid on the bucket
4 - Put this somewhere cool for 7 days.
5 - After 7 days have passed open the bucket. Don't worry if there is a little mould.
6 - Strain the liquid into a clean sterilised bucket through the straining bag.
7 - Discard the raspberries.
8 - Add the sugar to the raspberry water and stir until dissolved.
9 - Take a sample and a reading with your hydrometer and keep this safe.
10 - Add the pectolase & yeast nutrient and stir.
11 - Then sprinkle on the yeast.
12 - Loosely put the lid on and put it into a warm cupboard (20°C)
13 - Stir every day for 3 days
14 - Leave for 4 more days
15 - Siphon into a clean sterilised Demi-John & pop in the airlock.
16 - Put this back into your warm place (20°C) until no more bubbles pass through the airlock.
17 - Once fermentation is complete, check with a hydrometer it should be below 1.000. Use this new reading with the original reading to work out the ABV of your wine.
18 - Rack off into a clean Demi-John add 1 crushed Campden Tablet and leave to clear.
19 - Once clear, bottle and keep for 6 months to condition.