What Is It?
Winexpert Reserve Italian Luna Rossa is a superior wine kit that requires no added sugar (all of the sugar content is contained within the grape juice). Everything you need to make this wine is included with the kit except water. This wine can be drunk after 6 weeks but we highly recommend that you leave it to mature for around 3 months to experience the quality, it will keep improving with age up to 12 months. This kit will make 5 gallons (22.5 litres) which will produce around 30 bottles of delicious wine.
The Winexpert Range is extremely popular and is amongst the best quality 5-gallon wine kits available on the market. it is definitely worth paying a small amount extra for this kit, you will be rewarded with the superb quality.
What Is Carmenere?
The original Bordeaux grape, popular long before Merlot or Cabernet, Carmenere combines characteristics of both, with rich raspberry, plum and vanilla notes of black cherry and dark fruits of Merlot and the cedar/black currant and the expressive tannins of Cabernet. Look for a deep scarlet wine with black cherry and berry running to chocolate, spice, smoky notes and hints of violets and roses.
The juicy fruit makes it tempting to drink young, but ageing will bring out more structure and elegance. Serve with grilled flank or skirt steak, roast lamb, grilled Portobello mushrooms, or for an amazing flavour sensation, with 70% dark cacao chocolate!
- A 10-litre pouch of mixed red grape concentrate
- A sachet of yeast
- A sachet of wine stabiliser to end the fermenting process
- A sachet of wine finings to clear the wine
- Full instructions
What Equipment Do You Need?
Basic 5 gallon winemaking equipment, for example, a plastic bucket or fermenter, bung, airlock and sterilizer. You will find these under the starter kit section of this website.
We recommend using a Vinbrite filter to clear the wine to a professional standard.