Island Mist Kiwi Pear Sauvignon Blanc

April 7, 2008 at 7:48 pm (Kit Wine, Winemaking, Winemaking Log) (, , , )

I didn’t do a blow by blow on this wine. I made it for my friend’s wife, and it’s just another kit. Tonight I bottled the wine and there was half a bottle left over. Good wine never goes to waste, and I was quick to taste the leftovers.

Wow was it sweet, very sweet, too sweet for my likes, but what great flavors.

I also had a new experience with this kit.  Just before adding the “F” pack, you are instructed to remove two cups of wine and put it aside to top up later.  I did as instructed, added the “F” pack syrup and ran out of space.  I had to remove at least one more cup of wine.  The “F” pack is obviously full of more than two cups of flavoring.  The result was a bottle in the fridge with around two cups of unsweetened Sauvignon Blanc.

Fast forward ahead to the leftovers from bottling.  As I mentioned, I tasted it and it was way too sweet, so I poured it into the unsweetened bottle from the fridge.  The resulting half sweetened wine was still sweet, but much more to my liking and it only lasted through the next night.

I would consider making a double batch of this and half sweetening, or making just pouring in half the “F” pack.  I’m curious if anyone else has tried this wine.

By the way, my friend’s wife and father absolutely love the fully sweetened wine.  I think they’ve gone through a couple of bottles and it’s only been a week.

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