This carboy is NOT a pressure container and adequate steps should be taken to ensure that fermentation gases are allowed to escape. we pack all the glass very well but will not be responsible for damages in transit.
Deep ruby color with aromas of plum, smoke, and spice. Rich flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and cedar with lingering oak and a firm, long finish. Hailing from the Veneto region northeast of Venice, Italy, the hot summers and cool winters of the Mediterranean coast produces an amazingly lush, full-body red. Deep ruby in color the wine welcomes you with a nose of plums, smoke and subtle spice. The full-body presents vibrant tones of dark fruit, chocolate, and cedar with a firm, long finish with persistent oak notes. The Amarone Style red wine makes an excellent addition to braised meats and rich risottos!
This luscious, complex Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies the unique characteristics from each of the three regions where the grapes are sourced. With flavors of red currants, strawberry jam, blackberry, and vanilla, Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold, yet approachable wine with soft tannins and a long, spicy finish.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this premium wine were sourced from three carefully selected wine growing regions of Lodi, California. Characteristics from each region play off each other for a truly unique Cabernet Sauvignon experience.
Acid Blend, powder. This is a mixture of tartaric, malic and citric acids in a 40-40-20 ratio. Its use is often prescribed in wine recipe books and used primarily for fruit wines (non grape). A single one or a combination of two of these acids will work about as well.
The Alla wine pipette, or wine thief, is a useful glass tube that, once steralised, can be popped into your brew, and by simply placing your thumb over the end, you can pull off a good sample of the brew
Ascorbic Acid is an anti-oxidant used as a partial substitute for sulfur dioxide, or used to prevent oxidation, which creates a dull and unpleasant flavor, and to prevent discoloring in the final product. Recommended for wines that discolor easily.
Ascorbic Acid, like Copper Sulfate, is often used to treat hydrogen sulfide (H2S) or ‘mercaptans’, which presents as a rotten egg scent in your wine. Try treating first with Copper Sulfate but if the problem persists, then treatment with Ascorbic Acid will be necessary. If you have advanced H2S ‘disulfide’, the scent could be described as burnt rubber or garlic-like and the wine will not improve with the treatment of Copper Sulfate alone. The use of 0.25gm Ascorbic Acid per gallon will often help by converting the disulfides back to mercaptans. The process may take up to three weeks, after which the wine should be treated with Copper Sulfate.
Based on the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, this winemaking kit will produce a rich body red with dark ruby colour and complex tannins, harsh in the beginning but maturing beautifully into a perfectly balanced new world red Cabernet Sauvignon.
Although this kit can be drunk immediately after the 7 days, we recommend storing it for at least a couple of weeks to give the tannins a chance to blend in. All ingredients you need are in the box, just add water to make 23 litres of delicious new world style Cabernet Sauvignon red wine.
The typical slight smokey flavour and aroma of a good Chardonnay comes from storage in small oak barrels. The flavour is a distant citrus with vanilla and oak overtones from the malolactic fermentation. Our Australian Style Chardonnay wine kit has all the right characteristics of a great new world Chardonnay.
All ingredients you need are already included, just add water to make 23 litres of delicious new world style Chardonnay white wine.
The Merlot grape is similar to the Cabernet Sauvignon, the main difference is that it contains less harsh tannins so this wine is better balanced immediately after it has been made. From the Merlot grape, we get the typical hint of plums and balanced aftertaste. This medium dry Merlot red is a perfect choice to go with most meat dishes.
All ingredients you need are in the box, just add water to make 23 litres of delicious new world style Merlot red wine
Wine kits from Australian Blend are complete – just add water to make 23 litres of wine!
We decided to make a very fruity rose, so this recipe mixes the Merlot grape for its slight hint of plum and other very ripe fruits, with a crisp and balanced white grape for it’s clearer fruity flavours. The balance is perfect for a rose. Drink it well chilled!
All ingredients you need are already included, just add water to make 23 litres of refreshingly crisp new world style rose wine.