Plum trees are blossoming right now. Have too many? Well that’s not a problem any more. It’s time to take those extra pieces of fruit and make a delicious wine out of them. This wine recipe is a dry plum wine.
Yield: 1 Gallon
3 pounds black plums
2.5 pounds sugar
Juice of 2 oranges
1/4 teaspoon tannin
1 teaspoon pectic enzyme
1 package Lalvin RC 212
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient
1 teaspoon acid blend
- Cut the plums into halves removing the pits.
- Transfer the fruit to a plastic bucket and mash fruit as well as you can.
- In a small pot, add 1/2 gallon of water and sugar. Bring to boil and mix together.
- Pour the mixture over the plums.
- Add all ingredients to bucket.
- Let the mixture ferment for 1 week.
- Rack the solids from the liquid, keeping the liquid.
- Rack into a glass container.
- Let mixture ferment for 1 month.
- Rack mixture let it sit for 2 months.
- Rack one more time, let it sit for 1 month.
- Bottle, cork and cellar.
- Wait 3 to 6 months before you open your first bottle.