Cherry Zin – No Zin Grapes but a GREAT Taste!
we bottled it, it didn't taste very good - I have to be honest. I thought it
was just another failure.
7 months in the bottle makes a HUGE difference.
without further adeaux....
is my recipe for what I call "Cherry ZIN" (you WILL NOT find this
recipe is for 5 Gallons
cans Blackberrys(from the store)
5 cans Cherrys(pitted - from store)
5 Cans Blueberrys (from the store)
13 cans Frozen Grape Concentrate
1 box Sunmaid Raisans
2 tablespoons black peppercorns
1 tablespoon pectin enzyme
6 ounces med. toast oak chips
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient
raisans, blackberries, cherries, blueberries in food processor.
in a large pot and add the peppercorns, yeast nutrient, pectic enzyme, and wood
2 cups water. Bring to a low boil and then turn off stove. Let the mixture cool
to 85 degrees.
the mixture into your primary fermenter.
your 13 cans of grape juice concentrate. Add 1 gallon of warm water.
SG. Add Sugar water to bring SG to 1.1. Top off with water/sugar-water. Stir
vigorously. Add 4 crushed/powdered Campden tablets and let sit overnight.
your yeast and continue from here as usual.
you bottle this stuff (in about a month and a half), leave it in the bottle for
at least 7 or 8 months.
tastes like crap until then - I KNOW.
wine has a wonderful aroma. It has a multilayered flavor that you will
wife said it was the best homemade stuff EVER. See what your spouse or
significant other says.
Your Wine Buddy,
Your 21st Century Winemaking Coach
(everyone, even Tiger Woods, needs a coach)