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 13 to 14%. 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).
Petite Sirah produces a wine that is full-bodied, dark and inky. Something like Cabernet, except with a bit less tannin.
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.
This concentrate is processed with minimal heat and is unpasteurized. Refrigeration is REQUIRED on arrival, and shelf life once received is 8 weeks if stored refrigerated.