Make Wine at Home: Greengage wine recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL

1.8 kg/4 lb greengages, yellow plums or apricots

250 g/8-3/4oz sultanas

2 bananas

1 teaspoon pectolytic enzyme

1 teaspoon citric acid

2 Campden tablets 1 kg/2 lb

2 oz white sugar 3.75 litres/6-½- pints cold water

Burgundy wine yeast and nutrient 1 Stalk, stone, wash and cut up the fruit. Wash and chop the sultanas. Peel and thinly slice the bananas. Place them in a bin and add the pectolytic enzyme, citric acid, one crushed Campden tablet and the cold water. Stir well. Cover and leave in a warm place for 24 hours.

2 Add the yeast and nutrient and ferment on the pulp for five days under a loose cover, pressing-down the floating fruit cap twice each day.

3 Strain out, press dry and discard the fruit. Stir in the sugar. Pour the must into a fermentation jar. Fit an airlock and continue the fermentation to the, end.

4 Rack into a sterilized storage jar. Add one Campden tablet and top up with dry white wine or cold boiled water. Store in a cool place until the wine is bright.

5 Rack again. Bottle and keep this dry white table wine for nine months before serving it well chilled.

14. November 2011 by admin
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