The Range "Make your own" Rosé 30 bottles - £19:99

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The Range "Make your own" Rosé 30 bottles - £19:99

Postby Chippy_Tea » Sat Apr 05, 2014 21:41

This Make your own Rosé wine kit brews a light, fruity, medium-sweet rose wine. With well-balanced sweetness and acidity this rose wine features subtle apple and strawberry notes. This rose wine is a good accompaniment to food but also good for drinking on its own.



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Mrs Tea found this at my local Range store, they also make a white and red version the Rosé is £19:99.

When she went to pay the shop assistant told her these kits fly off the shelf every time they get a delivery so i was hoping for something better tasting than the price tag would suggest.

You cut along the dotted line which gives access to dry and wet compartments containing the sachets and the juice, the sachets are wine yeast, oak chippings, stabiliser and finings A and B, there is no nutrient sachet which concerned me at the time.

I had no need to worry about the lack of a nutrient as It fermented vigorously for 7 days as the instructions said it would, on the seventh day i took a reading and it was down to 995. (started at 1090)

I degassed added stabiliser and finings A & B which have to be added one hour apart, the instructions say to allow 3 days for clearing.

After 3 days it was crystal clear and ready to be bottled.

The instructions tell you to add 750g of sugar to back sweeten after you have stabilised and degassed it, i decided to leave it dry as Mrs Tea doesn't like sweet wine and i am glad i did it would have been sickly sweet if i had followed the instructions, i never back sweeten as i find it fine without the extra sugar.

I found the wine a little rough when first tasting it but if you leave it a week or more the taste changes and is as described -
This Make your own rose wine kit brews a light, fruity, medium-sweet Rosé wine. With well-balanced sweetness and acidity this rose wine features subtle apple and strawberry notes. This rose wine is a good accompaniment to food but also good for drinking on its own.


I enjoyed this wine so much i am going to start another soon.

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I have now made several gallons of this and am happy with the finished wine at the price, it helps keep stocks up while i wait for my wow variants to finish.

As i said above step 11 should only be followed if you like really sweet wine, having made many gallons of this i would advise you miss this step then back sweeten if you find it too dry when it is finished.
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Re: The Range "Make your own" Rose

Postby bobsbeer » Sat Apr 05, 2014 22:53

Sounds nice. I will give it a try next time I'm in The Range.
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Re: The Range "Make your own" Rose

Postby Quensabob » Mon Apr 07, 2014 20:22

I have done the white ,which is very nice indeed,cant manage to leave it long enough to mature!
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Re: The Range "Make your own" Rosé

Postby Chippy_Tea » Mon Apr 07, 2014 20:37

I have been tempted to try the white but we like the Rosé so much we always buy it, we also only have one bucket so doing both at the same time is not possible, if we ever find they are out of Rosé we will definitely give the white a go.

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Re: The Range "Make your own" Rosé

Postby krazypara3165 » Sat May 24, 2014 15:33

Still need to get round to trying this! May pop In today!

Kegged:
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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.

Next Up:
German Pilsner, Guinness Clone, Chateau De Roi selection kit, Strawberry and lime cider.
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Re: The Range "Make your own" Rosé 30 bottles - £19:99

Postby krazypara3165 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 09:49

Right well I cracked a bottle of this open last night.

for the money Its bloody good! made as per instructions and sweetened (not following instructions) to 1005 as thats how SWMBO likes it.

I was rather impressed! Its been in the bottle for three months now and for once I have managed to leave well alone!

the initial taste is sweet and fruity I don't know what ABV it worked out at (have the notes somewhere but I will work it out) but it seems to be light without the kick of some of my other homebrew wines.

the downside is that it does not have enough body (in my view) and if it were any less I would say it would be closer to the watery side. Still, its a great drink and I can see this being our 'house' wine. SWMBO even prefers it to the solomon grundy rose which costs 50% more! and i would have to agree and say i do too!

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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