Another day of rain and cold temperatures; Paul and I decided that bottling the apple wine would be a good rainy day project.
We poured some into a glass prior to the bottling process and discovered that it was unpleasantly dry. A few weeks ago it tasted like a dry Chardonnay and now it tastes like rocket fuel. Paul and I were puzzled at first and then we realised our mistake. We had added more sugar to sweeten it up slightly but had not put in a stabiliser so a secondary fermentation had taken place. The extra sugar has just increased the alcoholic content and made the wine even drier. Duh!
We will try and rescue the wine by back sweetening it again, making sure that we add potassium sorbate as a stabiliser before putting any sugar into the mix. Trial and error.
|pouring with rain but the azalea makes a beautiful splash of colour on the terrace.|
|forget the stupid wine and just throw Mr Bunny for me|