A Tiger Barn Cattery 'House Special' Wine Recipe

Woohoo! Coming to the end of the season so it's time for another vintner's House Special Blend ... I love putting the leftovers to good use. A wine recipe like this would be impossible to write or to follow. If you experiment a lot with wine making, you'll be in a similar situation to me, a few failures and extras sitting in demijohns waiting to be saved. I had a couple of half gallons from July & August that need a blender's touch and of course I had a few bits and pieces of currant wines to pitch in for the complex fruity body we both enjoy.

SG of July's Blackcurrant and Blackberry wine: 1.050
SG of August's Blackberry and Apple wine: 1.008

Final blend SG: 1.029

Friday 7th September 2010

1st Rack
Topped up with Sweet Blackcurrant Wine reserve.
SG: 0.994

Sunday 26th September 2010

SG: 0.995


Replaced 3 pints of Blackcurrant and BlackberryBlackberry and Apple with Blueberry and Blackberry
Topped up with Elderberry and Blackberry reserve.
SG: 0.999


Saturday 9th October 2010

2nd Rack topped up with Scilly Blackberry and Blackberry and Plum and added a campden tablet.
SG: 0.996


Clearing & Maturing: 1st Feb 2011

Bottled: 31st January 2011 - 6 x bottles

Drinkable: June 2011