Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pinot Noir Wine

Hey there,
my wine making has been energised. A friend was given 50kg of Pinot noir grapes that were left over from their winery harvest. She gave me 2 buckets of them.

Pinot noir grapes
M helped me squish and squeeze them in our hands to make enough to fill a demi-john which holds a gallon.

Squished and squeezed
Here it is in our demi-John with yeast  and yeast nutrient. An airlock fitted and within an hour it is gurgling as the yeast gives off carbon dioxide and turns juice into wine.
I am enthused and eyeing off some ripe pears on the table. I even read a recipe for parsnip wine? Wonder what that would be like?

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