Acids, enzymes, finings, fruits, flowers, grains, nutrients and yeasts
for wine making at home.
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Acids & Deacidifiers
Well balanced acidity in wine is good.
An under acidic (alkaline) wine will taste bland whilst an over acidic wine will taste sharp, like juice.
Attaining the correct acidity is key to great wine.
Do not forget the measuring tool here: pH strips.
Here is a comprehensive range of the acids & deacidifiers used in winemaking.
Grape Concentrate adds body, flavour and vinosity when included as an ingredient in country wines.
It can also be used to make highly palatable wine in it's own right with the addition of sugar, pectolase, tannin, nutrient & the appropriate yeast.
The key is a good recipe (see the recommended book) & to target an original gravity of 1090.
Yeasts ferment sugars to produce alcohol but to do this they need some trace minerals which are present in grapes but not in most other ingredients.
In order to enable them to work effectively is important that these minerals are added in the form of a yeast nutrient.
Wine Yeast - Connoisseur's Choice
There are literally tens of thousands of different yeast strains in existence, about 70 of these strains account for most of the world's commercial wine production.
After years of research and experimenting, the Connoisseur's Choice range is the result of 3,000 individual fermentations, to find which strains worked best with which style of wine.
Wine Yeast - Gervin
Gervin yeasts - one of the best.
They have been selected from the active dried yeasts currently available to commercial winemakers, and exhaustively tested to ensure that they will perform well under the conditions used by amateur winemakers.
The use of the best yeast will bring out the best from the ingredients.
These branded yeasts are amongst the best in the World & are reliable to ensure your efforts are suitably rewarded.
Wine Yeast - Lalvin
Lallemand began producing oenological yeast for the wine industry in the early 1970's.
Since then, top-rated research institutes have collaborated with them to isolate and settle yeast strains naturally found in the best wine areas around the world.
A selection of the most successfull strains actually used in the industry are available here.
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