Vintages 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
This wine is apparently "foxy",
according to a Melbourne wine shop operator. I made my first wine 1999 from
Over 20 liters of Crushed fruit and Juice
10 Camden tablets
April 4 EC1118 wine yeast with
tspn yeast nutrient, 2.5
tspn tannic acid 2.5
tspn ascorbic acid, 2.5
tspn tartaric acid, 2.5
tspn malic acid
April 5 No go, put stronger
General Purpose Wine yeast in next day with some juice.
Not sure, did not go off, could see a rise in the skins
April 6 Going off. Indeed! Looks
like at least 12-14 liters, depending on the pressings. Bought a new barrel 30l
to handle this, was going to get a 60l, glad I didn’t!
May 23 Racked and splashed to rid
the smell of sulphides to Oak barrel as much as possible. One and a half bottles
finished the half off tonight!
dry, but okay, sharp like a flat
Mead and current 16 November 2001
As per recipe…
3 kg honey
2kg currents, washed, in nylon bag
1.5 tspns malic acid
1.5 tspns ascorbic acid
1.5 tspns tartaric acid
1.5 tspns tannic acid
1.5 tspns speedase
3 crushed Camden tablets
made up to 10 litres warm water
wait for Saturday sg 1.104
Took a day to start off
31 Dec. 01 Racked off to 10 litre
Have to put pebbles in. 1.21 sg
Racked off all Glass
April 12 Bottled 8 with one
to rack again…
Bought 20 kg From Melbourne April 2002
Harry and Marilyn bought them at
Mahonies Road Markrt (?)
Smallish berries on the clusters
a test of Brix was good, 1.103sg
may have to dilute….
frozen , half thawed, crushed, and destemmed.
Got 15 litres (vol),
Added 3 x ¼ tspn campden powder. Camden
use 160mg/litr when
0.5gm/tablet: 15l=5 tablets, or threee tspn powder?
just tried sprinkling the
Burgundy Yeast wine yeast on, went off by the next
Racked off and pressed lees
Racked all after minor sieving to oak barrel, about 14 liters.
Tasted okay, gritty, smell of sulphur
again…type of yeast?
Nearly finished 2nd
Racked off oak barrel to 10 litre
and 1-3/4 bottles.
Tastes rather good, to me!
Less than 11% so far, will
wait another few weeks and maybe add the campden tablets.