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Reserve Du Chateau 6 Week Wine Kit, Australian Riesling, 55-Pound Container

283 customer reviews

Flavor: Australian Riesling
Australian Cabernet Shiraz
Australian Riesling
Australian Semillon
Australian Semillon Chardonnay
Australian Shiraz
BC Style Gewurztraminer
BC Style Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot
California Chardonnay
California Chardonnay Fume Blanc
California Coastal Cabernet Sauvignon
California Style Red
California Style White
California Zinfandel Blush
Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc
Chilean Cabernet Merlot
Chilean Chardonnay
Chilean Merlot
European Cabernet Sauvignon
European Pinot Gris
European VVDCR (Vieux Chateau Du Roi)
German Gewurztraminer
German Liebfraumilch
German Nierstiner
German Piesporter
German Riesling Traminer
Italian Amarone Style
Italian Barbaresco
Italian Merlot
Italian Montepulciano
Italian Nero D'Avola Cabernet Sauvignon
Italian Orvieto Style
Italian Pinot Chardonnay
Italian Pinot Grigio
Italian Pinot Nero
Italian Prosecco
Italian Sangiovese
Italian Style
Italian Trebbiano
Italian Valpolicella Style
Italian Verdicchio
Napa Style Johannisberg Riesling
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
Ontario Style Sauvignon Blanc
Shiraz/Gewurztraminer
Sicilian Chardonnay
South African Chenin Blanc
South African Pinotage
South African Sauvignon Blanc
Size: 55 Pound
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55 Pound
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Product Description

Flavor: Australian Riesling | Size: 55 Pound

sterile must 23L, no water to add, wine ready in 6 weeks

Product Details

Flavor: Australian Riesling | Size: 55 Pound
  • Shipping Weight: 58 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B001ELJJZ6
  • UPC: 057553132085
  • Item model number: P13208
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,984 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Safety Warning

contains sulphites and shellfish derivatives

Ingredients

grape juice concentrate, varietal grape juice, liquid invert sugar, tartaric acid, citric acid, tannin,diammonium phosphate,metabisulphite,bentonite, wine yeast,ascorbic acid,potassium sorbate,kieselsol, chitosan. ay contain oak.

Directions

Step 1: preparation and fermentation. Step 2: clearing. Step 3: bottling and bottle decoration

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By D. Churchman on February 13, 2013
Flavor Name: Chilean Cabernet MerlotSize: 17.5 Pound Verified Purchase
I gave this wine a chance for the first time a few months ago, and I was definitely impressed. It's semi-dry and very smooth. I believe it of a higher quality than the vino italiano brands on amazon. It's worth the extra 10 bucks or so for sure.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By E. Smith on July 27, 2011
Flavor Name: California Coastal Cabernet SauvignonSize: 55 Pound Verified Purchase
I've been making wine from kits for almost 10 years now and these kits are very nice. With the discount for "Subscribe and Save" you can't beat them. I've purchased several of them now and have had no problems at all. They come complete with real corks, labels, and foil caps packed into a plastic bucket. Note: The bucket is not a food grade container and can't be used as a fermenter so don't make that assumption. I'm sure they only ship in a bucket because if they shipped in a box they would get destroyed due to the weight. Great kits and a great deal.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful By casual camper on March 17, 2013
Flavor Name: California Coastal Cabernet SauvignonSize: 55 Pound Verified Purchase
In a general way I think all wine kit manufacturers fudge the imaginary speed with which their products can be ready to serve to guests. And the universal fault of new wine makers is impatience.

I've been making wine for 3 years now & begin to have a decent reputation among friends. I offer the following advice in hopes that more experienced wine makers will add to or correct it. And hope beginners will find it helpful.

Wine making is insanely easy! You just buy the best juice you can afford and ferment it without contaminating it. But the cardinal sin is to drink it too soon. According to my brief experience the following are apropriate:

Apple wine - bottle between 1-3 months after start of fermentation & age 6 months more before drinking.
Cherry blueberry elderberry etc. - bottle @ 6-9 months and begin to consume after 1 year.
"4week" white wine kits - purchase at a discount & pour directly into sink as they're unfit for decent people.
"6 & 8 week" white wine kits - bottle at 3-4 months and begin to consume after 1 year. These can be good.
"4 week" red wine kits - bottle at 6 months and begin to consume after 1 year.
"6 & 8 week" red wine kits - The Best! Bottle at 1 year. Set aside in a cool place for another year. Tell your lazy son to stay out of it. Then slowly begin to enjoy.

Someone with 10 years or more experience please chime in!

UPDATE NOV 29: Further experience with premium white wines demands bottling around 9 months. The reason is gas. A soda would go flat overnight. But wine has miraculous gas retention capability. Even if sparklingly clear it might be gassy - which effects taste and visual impressions. I cannot stir it all out with the drill mounted agitator & really don't think it's right to agitate too vigorously. So I got more carboys and wait...
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James M. Sisson on August 1, 2009
Flavor Name: South African Chenin BlancSize: 17.5 Pound Verified Purchase
I am very pleased with this product. Delivery was quick and there were more items in the box than expected. Came with juice, 30 corks.30 labels 30 gold foil caps, additives and instructions. Some of the bottles I used were large and some were small, but we ended up with 29.5 bottles. I let the wine sit a little longer than the instructions advised so it took 32 days from opening the box to popping the cork on a chilled bottle. The wine came out a little dry but still very tasty. We are planning to buy the same kit and make another batch but add a little sweetener at the end. Out of 29.5 bottles a week ago we are down to ten. Time to start another batch. This was my first try at making wine and I am very pleased.
Mike
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jay G. on April 4, 2011
Flavor Name: Chilean Cabernet MerlotSize: 17.5 Pound Verified Purchase
1 year old. A nice medium bodied drinker. I did make this to 6 gallons and used some cabernet skins, 2nd run, to give it a little help. Very pleased.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jackie on October 29, 2012
Flavor Name: Italian Nero D'Avola Cabernet SauvignonSize: 17.5 Pound Verified Purchase
Have been making wine for forty years, both from grapes and from kits. If you want a decent table wine for daily consumption, this kit does a good job. Not very good right after bottling, but after it ages a little (few months) it is respectable. As the price is very good compared to others, I will make this frequently. Not as full bodied as cab made from the grape, and a little green when consumed too early after making, but decent.
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Flavor Name: Chilean Cabernet MerlotSize: 17.5 Pound
I have made more than a few wines from kits and even more from scratch. Almost all of them have turned into pretty decent drinking wines. The one less than perfect one I think I bottled too soon, before the wine had fully degassed and before the wine was given enough time to age properly. I think my success with wine comes more from being patient than from using some awesome winemaking skills (which I do not claim to have).

These kits are billed as "4 week" kits. In my opinion that is too fast. They are also billed as a 6 gallon kit. I do a few things differently. I only add water to make 5 gallons which gives the wine a noticeable change in body. I also leave the wine in a carboy, my secondary fermenter, for at least 6 months.

I normally rack the wine to a clean 5 gallon carboy after about 2 months, or when the wine is looking very clear. This allows me to get the wine off the lees at the bottom of the fermenter. I have left a batch of wine on the lees for a full 7 months and had no noticeable issues with it, I just do it because I like my wine sitting in a clean, pretty bottle.

Now in order to keep from getting impatient and trying to drink my wine too soon, I start multiple batches. I normally start at least one batch a month. That means I always have a few different types of wine in the pipeline. After you do this for a while you will find it is easy to leave a wine in the carboy for closer to a year, or even longer. Trust me on this, letting your wine sit for more than 6 months gives you a better wine, letting it sit for closer to a year and you will be getting into the range of a really good wine that you will be proud of.

Aging is more important than technique. Patience really pays dividends when it comes to wine making.
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