How To Make Elderflower Wine

Elderflower Wine
Add 4.5 litres of boiling water to sterilized fermenting bucket.
Add 1.4kg sugar, now stir until sugar is dissolved fully.
Add Elderflowers and stir. (the smell is incredible)
Leave to stand and cool to 20°c
Now add 2 juiced lemons and grated rinds.
Add 60ml grape juice concentrate.
Add the stewed tea.
After 2 or 3 hours add one campden tablet (crushed) and stir.
Wait 12 hours then mix in the yeast nutrient.
Now add the yeast by sprinkling it on top leaving for 10 minutes then stir the mixture.
Ferment in loosely covered fermentation bin for around a week.
Strain off the elderflower must into a clean demijohn.
Fit bung and airlock and leave in warm position to ferment for around 2 weeks.
Rack into a clean demijohn.
When the elderflower wine is completely clear rack again.
Leave for a further 2 months before considering bottling on.

Preparation time: 60 minutes

Initial fermentation time: 14 days

Time to be ready to drink: 12 months

Sweetness: Medium

Calories per bottle: 400 approx

Yield: 6 bottles

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