Punch 4 day Chateau Rouge Style 30 Bottle Wine Kit Review

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  1. Sep 29, 2018 #1

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    Punch 4 day Chateau Rouge Style 30 Bottle Wine Kit by Creative Wine Making Ltd


    7kg net weight
    1 bag of juice concentrate/sugar with a screw cap.
    1 Yeast/Nutrient sachet
    1 Stabiliser sachet
    2 Fining sachets

    No sugar required.
    ABV 10-12%

    The juice bag and box can be converted into a wine box dispenser if you purchase a separate Punch screw on tap for £2.99

    Recommended water temperature for pitching the yeast 20-30C.
    Fermentation works best at room temperature, or above(21-27C).

    I brewed this short to 20l instead of 23l and pitched the yeast at 21C. Fermentation was a bit on the slow side due to my kitchen being 17-20C. Fermentation ceased after 13 days and hydrometer read below 1000 I racked off the wine into another FV as per instructions even though there was very little sediment produced. After adding the stabiliser and finings I left it to clear for a further 3 days. From 20l I got 12 bottles of wine and 2 full demijohns.

    On first tasting, I would say the wine is immediately drinkable, medium dry, medium bodied dark in colour and has a light berry/blackcurrant flavour. ABV 10-11%. Mr DizzyDazz and I thought this could pass as a store bought wine and not homebrewie at all.
     
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    Great review. :thumba:

    Creative Wine Making Ltd have more kits than you can shake a stick at how do they compare price wise with other online sellers?

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  3. Sep 30, 2018 #3

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    Difficult to say as I have mainly stuck to the Beaverdale kits in the past. Generally, I say you get what you pay for with wine kits, however, for the price of a £1 a bottle the Punch kit makes an acceptable red with a quick turnaround. Think I might try a white in their range next time.
     
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    Hi!
    30 bottles in 4 days - I reckon SWMBO could manage that :D
     
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    they are the cheapest generally for beaverdale and CC wine kits. The punch wine kits are not bad for the money but the one I did threw a sediment in the bottle which I have never had before. Taste wise not as good as the said afore mentioned kits but well drinkable for the money and by the way where they get 4 days from I do not know.
     
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    I agree Beaverdale and CC are better kits but they are about 30% more expensive and I'm on a bit of an economy drive at the mo.
     
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    Yeah as I said well drinkable. Did your throw a sediment after bottling?
     
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    It's only been bottled a couple of days and no sediment as yet.
     
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    Opened a bottle a few days ago, and it appears to have thrown a sediment, which has well an truly stuck to the bottom of the bottle.
     
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    I usually decant it in to a carafe. Taste wise its ok for the money a cheap kwoffing wine
     

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