Exotic Fruits Fun Wine

Feb 2019 – My niece asked me to make her another wine. A friend of hers is interested as well, so they agreed on a WineXpert Island Mist kit.

These are “fun wines”, a grape wine base with fruit flavoring, lightly to highly sweet, depending on the kit.

This one is supposed to have white zinfandel as a base grape. However, the grape concentrate in the kit is absolutely red!

I emailed Winexpert, asking about this. We’ll see what I get for a reply.

Kit WineXpert Island Mist Exotic Fruits kit
Bentonite 30 g
Sugar 4 lbs
Yeast Lalvin EC-1118
Sulfite/Sorbate Instead of separate packets, these come in 1
Kieselsol .
Chitosan .

Method

Added 4 cups hot tap water to the primary fermenter and sprinkled the bentonite on a bit at a time, then stirred until dissolved. No clumping!

Added contents of grape juice bag. Rinsed it with warm water and added to fermenter. Topped up to 5.5 gallons, as my per usual method.

As the SG was about 1.054, I added sugar. I added in 1 lb batches, stirring hard in between. This brought the SG up to a good level.

Sprinkled yeast on top.

02/05/2020
SG 1.076
Racked wine, moved to carboy. 02/13/2020
SG 1.002
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Bryan

Long time wine and beer making ....