Concord Grapes does it make a good wine?

Concord Grapes does it make a good wine?

Post by Reggi » Mon, 28 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Hi there,
             I'm a newbee at making wine from grapes. Can
anyone tell me if I can make a great tasting wine from Concord grapes?
Should I wash and remove the grapes from the stem
before crushing them ? Ant and all coments would be of great help.Thanks;-)

                                       Reggie

 
 
 

Concord Grapes does it make a good wine?

Post by Bryant Johnso » Mon, 28 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I made about 15 gallons of wine from concords last fall, so it is just
now getting to the point where its about ready to bottle (although I
intend to bulk age it for about 6 months first.  I'm very pleased with
the samples I've taken thus far of this dry table wine, and look
forward to seeing how aging affects it.

Bryant Johnson

Quote:

> Hi there,
>              I'm a newbee at making wine from grapes. Can
> anyone tell me if I can make a great tasting wine from Concord grapes?
> Should I wash and remove the grapes from the stem
> before crushing them ? Ant and all coments would be of great help.Thanks;-)

>                                        Reggie


 
 
 

Concord Grapes does it make a good wine?

Post by Syeh » Tue, 29 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I've made in the past and have 5 gallons going right now.always turns out good.
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Concord Grapes does it make a good wine?

Post by Clyde and Kati » Tue, 29 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hi there,
>              I'm a newbee at making wine from grapes. Can
> anyone tell me if I can make a great tasting wine from Concord grapes?
> Should I wash and remove the grapes from the stem
> before crushing them ? Ant and all coments would be of great help.Thanks;-)

>                                        Reggie

I have an article that was written in '72 by Joe Pollack (food critic
for the St. Louis Post Dispatch...now wine critic) that describes the
wine from a local Italian winery here in the Ozark Highland Appellation
of Missouri.  He mentions a heavy Tuscan style, a Rose' and several
others, rating them and then, only at the end, discloses that they were
all made from Concord grapes!  

I left a batch on the skins for a little over a week this year and
though the nose was unmistakably Labrusca, the mouth feel and flavors
are more like a noble wine.
I also made a second batch in a rose' style, "White Concord" ;) and
produced  a refreshing lighter, fruiter wine.

The sugar level is typically low (17 to 22 brix), but the acid/ph
relationship can be just fine.

good luck

latron
clyde

 
 
 

Concord Grapes does it make a good wine?

Post by Wine5 » Wed, 30 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I made a batch a couple yrs ago and it turned out rather well.....
I might do it again this yr if i find the time.....

I also made a batch of concord mixed with Merlot.......it tastes good but not
bottled yet and that is 3yrs old......just bulk aging.......

so go for it!!

chris