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The Brewing Forum • View topic - Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Brycey » Tue May 06, 2014 17:46

So are these worth the extra money?
I'm thinking of buying one of the reds!

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby bobsbeer » Tue May 06, 2014 22:01

The post is waiting for a review which hopefully will be up soon.
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby narmour » Thu May 08, 2014 11:30

Apologies for the delay in getting this up.

I'm onto my second of this kit, which speaks volumes for the quality. The finished product is smooth, fruity, sharp and balanced. I would say that it is better than many £6-7 bottles of Marlborough Sauv Balnc I have tasted. In fact, at a family party I served several bottles of this and it went down a storm with all of my family, most of whom are fairly discerning about their wines.

The kit is simple to make, 16 litres of juice, yeast sachet, bentonite, stabiliser and clearing agent (chitosan). There's no need to brew short as it is so full of flavour. Just make up to 23 litres, add the yeast and let it go.

I'm going to bottle it tonight hopefully to make space for my Kenridge Showcase Italian Amarone kit.

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Planning- Another Youngs APA
Brewing- Kenridge showcase Amarone
Conditioning- Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Various WoWs, Perpetual TC, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby narmour » Thu May 08, 2014 11:31


The House of Badger Presents, the "Badger's Arse" range.

Planning- Another Youngs APA
Brewing- Kenridge showcase Amarone
Conditioning- Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Various WoWs, Perpetual TC, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz
Drinking- Caxton's Real Ale, Youngs APA
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Brycey » Thu May 08, 2014 11:46

The Italian amarone was the exact one i have my eye on :thumb:
Creative wines have these at £69.99 with free delivery that seems to be the cheapest i can find. Where do you buy your's from?

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby narmour » Thu May 08, 2014 13:31

I got it from brewstore in Edinburgh. It was £73.99. They didn't have it in stock but they ordered it for me.

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Planning- Another Youngs APA
Brewing- Kenridge showcase Amarone
Conditioning- Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Various WoWs, Perpetual TC, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby krazypara3165 » Thu May 08, 2014 13:57

Thinking I'll treat myself to a red and white one of these, SWMBO only usually drinks rose but I like the occasional bottle of red and her mother enjoys a good white. It would be good to have a quality wine stock that we can occasionally dip into. I'd imagine the two kits would last a few years at least :)

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Bottled:
Galaxy Pale Ale, Woodfordes Wherry, Bella Brew Pale Ale, Strawberry and vanilla Pale Ale, Mixed fruits cider, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz.

Maturing:
Rhubarb Wine, WOW rose', Elderberry wine, Mixed berries wine, Elderflower and grapefruit wine, Elderberry wine.

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German Pilsner, Guinness Clone, Chateau De Roi selection kit, Strawberry and lime cider.
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby narmour » Fri May 09, 2014 08:51

The last sauv blanc lasted us about 7 months.. it's more than drinkable straight out of the FV but it's at its best after about 3 months in the bottle. Real quality drop and I can't wait to see what the Amarone is like.

The House of Badger Presents, the "Badger's Arse" range.

Planning- Another Youngs APA
Brewing- Kenridge showcase Amarone
Conditioning- Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Various WoWs, Perpetual TC, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby krazypara3165 » Fri May 09, 2014 09:49


Kegged:
Simecoe APA (HBF Donation)

Bottled:
Galaxy Pale Ale, Woodfordes Wherry, Bella Brew Pale Ale, Strawberry and vanilla Pale Ale, Mixed fruits cider, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz.

Maturing:
Rhubarb Wine, WOW rose', Elderberry wine, Mixed berries wine, Elderflower and grapefruit wine, Elderberry wine.

Next Up:
German Pilsner, Guinness Clone, Chateau De Roi selection kit, Strawberry and lime cider.
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby narmour » Thu May 15, 2014 12:02


The House of Badger Presents, the "Badger's Arse" range.

Planning- Another Youngs APA
Brewing- Kenridge showcase Amarone
Conditioning- Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Various WoWs, Perpetual TC, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz
Drinking- Caxton's Real Ale, Youngs APA
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby krazypara3165 » Thu May 15, 2014 12:08


Kegged:
Simecoe APA (HBF Donation)

Bottled:
Galaxy Pale Ale, Woodfordes Wherry, Bella Brew Pale Ale, Strawberry and vanilla Pale Ale, Mixed fruits cider, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz.

Maturing:
Rhubarb Wine, WOW rose', Elderberry wine, Mixed berries wine, Elderflower and grapefruit wine, Elderberry wine.

Next Up:
German Pilsner, Guinness Clone, Chateau De Roi selection kit, Strawberry and lime cider.
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby GAZ9053 » Thu May 15, 2014 17:17


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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Hawks » Thu May 15, 2014 17:24

This sounds really good, I may have to try my hand at a wine kit..
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Brycey » Thu May 15, 2014 20:49

We haven't bought a bottle of wine from the shop for over a year! I've saved loads of money since i started making my own wine and in my opinion its probably better than the £5 to £6 stuff i used to buy.
I've also got the Amarone to put on, hopefully get it going on Saturday.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Raptor » Thu May 15, 2014 20:55

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Brycey » Thu May 15, 2014 21:10

Depends how much you want to spend!
I would recommend kenridge kits. The classic kits are about £45 for a 30 bottle kit then you jump to about £70 for their showcase range, which when you work it out is still only about £2.30 a bottle. Beaverdal are also quite good and I've got a vinters reserve pinot noir on at the moment.

As far as equipment is concerned i just use two fv's one for primary and one for secondary then into my bottling bucket.
If you are going to use proper corks then you'll need a corker. Honestly when you start making your own wine you won't look back. :thumb:

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Raptor » Thu May 15, 2014 21:22

Thanks for the info. Need to find some bottles then I think. My Mrs is going to hate me more now - beer and wine bottles all over the place ;)

So in summary:

1. buy the wine kit
2. make it up in first FV
3. transfer to 2ndary FV after x days
4. bottle
5. leave for at least 3 months.

Have I missed anything?

for #3, do you add anything? Anything else that could be useful? Do you filter or anything?

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby GAZ9053 » Thu May 15, 2014 21:27

all you need to add is whats in the kit, i dont filter but some do, but i make red wines if I were making white all the time then I would filter.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Brycey » Thu May 15, 2014 21:34

I did add some oak chips to a wilko merlot kit and i probably added to much it took a long time to mellow out but when it did it was really nice. But as gaz says just add what's in the kit sometimes they come with additions like oak or elderberries.
I don't bother filtering either.

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Raptor » Thu May 15, 2014 21:38

Cheers guys will give a kit a try. Maybe a 6 bottle one for starters until I can scrounge enough bottles..
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby narmour » Wed May 21, 2014 12:34


The House of Badger Presents, the "Badger's Arse" range.

Planning- Another Youngs APA
Brewing- Kenridge showcase Amarone
Conditioning- Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Various WoWs, Perpetual TC, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz
Drinking- Caxton's Real Ale, Youngs APA
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby narmour » Wed May 21, 2014 12:38


The House of Badger Presents, the "Badger's Arse" range.

Planning- Another Youngs APA
Brewing- Kenridge showcase Amarone
Conditioning- Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Various WoWs, Perpetual TC, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz
Drinking- Caxton's Real Ale, Youngs APA
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Raptor » Fri May 23, 2014 21:10

Thanks for the info guys - going to buy a kit tomorrow.

If you are aging the wine for 3 or so months, how/where do you store it? Also do you lay the bottles down or just box them up?
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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Brycey » Fri May 23, 2014 21:18

I keep mine in the cupboard under the stairs witch is fairly cool but probably not the ideal temperature but it works for me!
If using proper corks you need to leave them upright for a couple of days to allow them to expand then lay them on their sides and the wine keeps them moist and stops them from shrinking.
Hope this helps!
What you thinking of buying?

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Re: Kenridge Showcase Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Raptor » Fri May 23, 2014 21:59

cheers! you always cork your wine or screwtop?

I am going to buy a 6 bottle kit to start me off with - any recommendations? Red for starters.

My wife hates dry wines but likes Reisling/medium dry whites - again any recommendations?
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