Merlot Concentrate For 5 Gallons

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  • Price: $74.99
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William's California Wine Concentrates are made from 100% Central Valley varietal wine grapes, picked at their peak and gently concentrated with minimum heat (never exceeding 180 degrees F.) under vacuum to 68 Brix. Sugar has not been added, nor is sugar needed to make 5 gallons of full-bodied varietal wine.

The 192 ounces of concentrate included in each pack is enough to make 5 gallons of wine with an alcohol content of 12 to 13%. Contains sulfiltes, so you do not need to add them before fermentation. Our California Wine Concentrates are also acid balanced, so you do not need to add acid or do an acid titration test (unless you want to).

Merlot is a full-flavored red grape, perhaps the most popular of red wine grapes. A bit less tannin and boldness than Cabernet.

Note: This includes concentrate only, and does not include yeast, oak, or other additives that may be needed to ferment 5 gallons of wine. For complete wine kits, see our William's California Wine Kits .


Average rating 9.66666666666666 out of 10 ( based on 12 reviews )

Great product

Review by David L on 5/17/2022

Good quality and arrives promptly.

Excellent customer service

Review by Ron on 1/3/2017

Shipping was very fast. Juice was as specified and is fermenting nicely

Good Year after Year

Review by John on 12/20/2016

I've been blending this Merlot with my Marechal Foch grapes for fives years now and it has never let me down.

works wrll

Review by bill on 3/28/2015

I use it to make port. Has produdced good wine


Review by Timothy on 1/28/2014

Great for Port.

Jan 20, 2021 by Làurel Butcher

Q: Is this concentrate in cans or a bag? It might be a while before I brew it don't want to have to refrigerate it

A: It is in a bag and requires refrigeration.

Dec 14, 2017 by rocky

Q: I combined my 2 cans of merlot and topped off with purified water to 5 gallons. then added my EC 1118 Lalvin yeast. furmented out to just sweet and then added pot. sorbate. seemed a little acidy so I checked my ph with p.c. sticks and it turns brown ?

A: Not sure on this one, pH strips are pretty hard to use when testing red wine due to the color of the wine. Probably the only accurate pH test you can do on this is with a pH meter.

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