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Petite Sirah Forte Finer Wine Kit

Finer Wine Kits
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wine grapesYour Petite Sirah Forte Finer Wine Kit is made from top quality California grapes. Your kit makes a heavy bodied red wine with chewy fruit and round tannins. Enjoy the hints of black pepper, blackberry and blueberry. With a licorice bouquet, bold acidity and and dark inky color, it is a formidable red wine. 

Your kit come automatically with double skin packs and a new Finer Wine Kits innovation: seed packs! All red wines are fermented with seeds and despite the bad rap they get, they play a critical role in the overall character of the wine. The combination of the skins and the seeds  impart richer tannins and phenolics to balance out the higher alcohol content. This results in a wine with a stronger punch and a more robust flavor profile. 

A Finer Wine Kit is an innovative wine kit that produces results closer to wine made from fresh grapes than other kits on the market.The kit contains perishable juice concentrate which is shipped in refrigerated packaging. This maintains the integral quality of the grape. It eliminates the cooked juice flavor commonly found in pasteurized wine kits which are able to be stored warm. If you cannot start your Finer Wine Kit when you receive it, the juice and skins must be stored cold. The highly concentrated low temperature vacuum evaporated juice fits easily in any household refrigerator. You're not paying to have gallons of water shipped to your door.

Finer Wine Kits were developed by home winemakers like you. We’ve adapted years of experiential knowledge into a surefooted process that gives fabulous results. The instruction manual not only explains what to do, but also why you are doing it. Watch the video tutorials for additional instruction. You can view and download the complete instruction booklet here. Advanced users can now also download an abbreviated version of the instructions here.

Finer Wine Kits delivers a more authentic agricultural product for a better homemade wine. Make the best wine you can with Finer Wine Kits. 

  • ABV: 13.5-14%
  • Makes 28-30 bottles  (6 gallons) of wine.
  • Character: Dry
  • Region: Lodi California

*This kit is an agricultural product and must be fermented or cooked before being consumed. 

OTHER PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT NEED 

Equipment KitEquipment Kits

If your Petite Sirah Forte Finer Wine Kit is your first, equipment kits are a very easy and cost effective way to obtain what you need to get started. Wine kits provide ingredients and instructions but do not provide equipment. The Vintner's Best Deluxe Wine Equipment Kit pictured here has everything you need to make a six gallon batch of wine. Each batch yields approx. 28 to 30 - 750ml bottles of wine. This kit is the top of the line and there are other equipment kits you can choose from for your wine kit. 

Equipment Kit includes
- 7.9 Gallon Fermenting Bucket 
- Lid with Grommet
- 6 Gallon Glass Carboy
- Bottle Filler
- Double Level Corker
- Triple Scale Hydrometer
- Easy Clean Cleanser
- Auto Siphon w/ siphon hose
- Carboy Bung w/ Airlock
- Corks 30 count
- Plastic Mix Stir that attaches to drill 

fermenter Fermenters

A 7.9 Gallon Fermenter with a grommeted lid is the right vessel to use for your Petite SirahWine Kit because you need extra headspace to account for active fermentation. It is good to replace buckets from time because plastic harbors bacteria. Here's a link to our fermenter equipment.

minijet-tubing-34987-97929.jpgHoses

Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often is highly recommended with winemaking. Even if you have good sanitation practices, hoses are particularly difficult to keep clean. You do not want to risk a bacterial contamination in your Petite SirahWine Kit over something that costs very little to replace.

SiphonsSiphons

Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your winemaking equipment. Once you have one you will never go without one again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. Like hoses, Siphons are also difficult to keep clean so it is advisable to replace them.

corker.pngCorkers

Corking can be a big job especially if you make a lot of wine. Also bigger corkers give you the option to use wider corks which are beneficial if you want to age your Petite Sirah longer. The Italian Floor Corker pictured here is easy to use and makes corking fun.

AirlocksAirlocks

Airlocks are another inexpensive product that should be periodically replaced. Though it might be easy to assume bacteria is not a concern with airlocks because they do not actually touch your wine, this is not the case. A small increase in temperature could cause your wine to swell and back up into the airlock. It happens often. You don't want to risk losing your Petite Sirahover a potentially unsanitary and cheap piece of plastic.  

6 gallon carboyCarboys 

Your Petite SirahKit is designed to fit a 6 gallon carboy pictured here. Though glass carboys are one of the safest sanitary options for secondary fermentation and bulk aging your wine, they are fragile and break from time to time. If you use glass carboys, a carboy handle or carrier is very advisable. They should not be moved when full without carrying equipment.

6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Your Petite Sirahwill need to sit in a carboy during secondary fermentation and like airlocks, bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced, especially if you make a lot of wine. Stoppers are available drilled for use with airlocks or solid for bulk aging after your wine has fully gassed out. The size 6.5 stopper pictured is made for a 6 or 5 gallon carboy. If you have many different sized vessels, universal bungs might be a more economical option.

hydrometerHydrometers

Hydrometers can last a lifetime, if they don't break. If you have suffered the disappointment of breaking your favorite hydrometer you can view them here.  

4106-79243-80821-2.jpgCorks

Winemakers always need more corks. Be sure to read the corker requirements of different corks before you make your selection because some cork sizes do not work with all corkers. If you want to age your Petite Sirah, wider corks are preferable.

 mix stirMix Stir

You may be using the back of your stirring spoon to degas your wine but a mix stir is the best way to remove unwanted gasses from your wine. 

 

 

depositphotos-79469806-s.jpg

 DID YOU KNOW

Petite Sirah is often misunderstood to be a lighter grape because of its name. In fact, the only thing petite about it is the actual size of the grape but it packs quite a punch because of its high skin to juice ratio. It is one of the most hardy reds out there. 

 

 

 

 

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wine grapesYour Petite Sirah Forte Finer Wine Kit is made from top quality California grapes. Your kit makes a heavy bodied red wine with chewy fruit and round tannins. Enjoy the hints of black pepper, blackberry and blueberry. With a licorice bouquet, bold acidity and and dark inky color, it is a formidable red wine. 

Your kit come automatically with double skin packs and a new Finer Wine Kits innovation: seed packs! All red wines are fermented with seeds and despite the bad rap they get, they play a critical role in the overall character of the wine. The combination of the skins and the seeds  impart richer tannins and phenolics to balance out the higher alcohol content. This results in a wine with a stronger punch and a more robust flavor profile. 

A Finer Wine Kit is an innovative wine kit that produces results closer to wine made from fresh grapes than other kits on the market.The kit contains perishable juice concentrate which is shipped in refrigerated packaging. This maintains the integral quality of the grape. It eliminates the cooked juice flavor commonly found in pasteurized wine kits which are able to be stored warm. If you cannot start your Finer Wine Kit when you receive it, the juice and skins must be stored cold. The highly concentrated low temperature vacuum evaporated juice fits easily in any household refrigerator. You're not paying to have gallons of water shipped to your door.

Finer Wine Kits were developed by home winemakers like you. We’ve adapted years of experiential knowledge into a surefooted process that gives fabulous results. The instruction manual not only explains what to do, but also why you are doing it. Watch the video tutorials for additional instruction. You can view and download the complete instruction booklet here. Advanced users can now also download an abbreviated version of the instructions here.

Finer Wine Kits delivers a more authentic agricultural product for a better homemade wine. Make the best wine you can with Finer Wine Kits. 

  • ABV: 13.5-14%
  • Makes 28-30 bottles  (6 gallons) of wine.
  • Character: Dry
  • Region: Lodi California

*This kit is an agricultural product and must be fermented or cooked before being consumed. 

OTHER PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT NEED 

Equipment KitEquipment Kits

If your Petite Sirah Forte Finer Wine Kit is your first, equipment kits are a very easy and cost effective way to obtain what you need to get started. Wine kits provide ingredients and instructions but do not provide equipment. The Vintner's Best Deluxe Wine Equipment Kit pictured here has everything you need to make a six gallon batch of wine. Each batch yields approx. 28 to 30 - 750ml bottles of wine. This kit is the top of the line and there are other equipment kits you can choose from for your wine kit. 

Equipment Kit includes
- 7.9 Gallon Fermenting Bucket 
- Lid with Grommet
- 6 Gallon Glass Carboy
- Bottle Filler
- Double Level Corker
- Triple Scale Hydrometer
- Easy Clean Cleanser
- Auto Siphon w/ siphon hose
- Carboy Bung w/ Airlock
- Corks 30 count
- Plastic Mix Stir that attaches to drill 

fermenter Fermenters

A 7.9 Gallon Fermenter with a grommeted lid is the right vessel to use for your Petite SirahWine Kit because you need extra headspace to account for active fermentation. It is good to replace buckets from time because plastic harbors bacteria. Here's a link to our fermenter equipment.

minijet-tubing-34987-97929.jpgHoses

Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often is highly recommended with winemaking. Even if you have good sanitation practices, hoses are particularly difficult to keep clean. You do not want to risk a bacterial contamination in your Petite SirahWine Kit over something that costs very little to replace.

SiphonsSiphons

Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your winemaking equipment. Once you have one you will never go without one again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. Like hoses, Siphons are also difficult to keep clean so it is advisable to replace them.

corker.pngCorkers

Corking can be a big job especially if you make a lot of wine. Also bigger corkers give you the option to use wider corks which are beneficial if you want to age your Petite Sirah longer. The Italian Floor Corker pictured here is easy to use and makes corking fun.

AirlocksAirlocks

Airlocks are another inexpensive product that should be periodically replaced. Though it might be easy to assume bacteria is not a concern with airlocks because they do not actually touch your wine, this is not the case. A small increase in temperature could cause your wine to swell and back up into the airlock. It happens often. You don't want to risk losing your Petite Sirahover a potentially unsanitary and cheap piece of plastic.  

6 gallon carboyCarboys 

Your Petite SirahKit is designed to fit a 6 gallon carboy pictured here. Though glass carboys are one of the safest sanitary options for secondary fermentation and bulk aging your wine, they are fragile and break from time to time. If you use glass carboys, a carboy handle or carrier is very advisable. They should not be moved when full without carrying equipment.

6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Your Petite Sirahwill need to sit in a carboy during secondary fermentation and like airlocks, bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced, especially if you make a lot of wine. Stoppers are available drilled for use with airlocks or solid for bulk aging after your wine has fully gassed out. The size 6.5 stopper pictured is made for a 6 or 5 gallon carboy. If you have many different sized vessels, universal bungs might be a more economical option.

hydrometerHydrometers

Hydrometers can last a lifetime, if they don't break. If you have suffered the disappointment of breaking your favorite hydrometer you can view them here.  

4106-79243-80821-2.jpgCorks

Winemakers always need more corks. Be sure to read the corker requirements of different corks before you make your selection because some cork sizes do not work with all corkers. If you want to age your Petite Sirah, wider corks are preferable.

 mix stirMix Stir

You may be using the back of your stirring spoon to degas your wine but a mix stir is the best way to remove unwanted gasses from your wine. 

 

 

depositphotos-79469806-s.jpg

 DID YOU KNOW

Petite Sirah is often misunderstood to be a lighter grape because of its name. In fact, the only thing petite about it is the actual size of the grape but it packs quite a punch because of its high skin to juice ratio. It is one of the most hardy reds out there. 

 

 

 

 

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