Rose Petal Wine

A medium sweet social wine.

  • 2 litres of Scented rose petals
  • 500g of Concentrated rose grape juice
  • 600g of Sugar
  • 3.4 litres of Hot water
  • 1 tsp of Citric acid
  • Campden tablets
  • Nutrient
  • Gervin GV2 Yeast
  1. Pick the roses when fully blown and just before petal fall. Place them in a suitable measure and shake them down- but do not press them.
  2. Empty the petals into a ceramic bowl or small polythene bin, pour hot water over them and rub them against the side of the vessel with the back of a wooden spoon to extract the essence. Cover and leave to cool.
  3. Add one crushed campden tablet and the citric acid, steep the petals twice a day for two days. Strain out, press dry and discard the petals. Stir in the concentrated grape juice, sugar, nutrient and yeast. Pour the must into a fermentation jar and ferment out.
  4. Rack into a clean jar, add one campden tablet, top up, bung tight and store the wine until bright.
  5. Syphon into bottles, add two saccharin pellets to each and store until the wine is six months old. Serve it cold as a delightfully fragrant social wine.