Folly or Faux Wine

A dry white table wine.

  • 2.5kg of Young vine shoots, leave and prunings
  • 2 Bananas
  • 250g of Concentrated white grape juice
  • 800g of Sugar
  • 4 litres of Water
  • 3 tsp of Citric acid
  • ½ tsp of Tannin
  • Nutrient
  • Gervin GV1 Yeast
  1. Wash the shoots, chop them up and place them in a pan for boiling. Peel and thinly slice the bananas and add them to the pan. Pour on the water, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for thirty minutes then leave to cool.
  2. Strain out, drain and discard the solids. Stir in the concentrated grape juice, sugar, citric acid, tannin, nutrient and an active yeast. Pour the must into a jar, top up if necessary, fit an airlock and ferment out to dryness.
  3. Rack into a clean jar, top up, add one campden tablet, bung tight and store until the wine is bright.
  4. Rack again and store for one year before bottling. Serve cold as a dry white table wine.