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Sparkling Pear Wine

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Ingredients
  Water 1 Gallon
  Citric acid 1 Teaspoon
  Pectic enzyme 1 Teaspoon (Use As Required)
Campden tablets
  Chopped pears 4 Pound
  Raisins 6 Ounce
  Sugar 2 1⁄2 Pound
  Yeast 1 Teaspoon (Champagne Variety, Use As Required)
  Yeast nutrient 1 Teaspoon (Use As Required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a large bowl, place together cold water, citric acid, pectic enzyme and Campden tablets.
2) Add the pears to the citric acid mixture.

MAKING
3) Put the lid on and leave to soak for 24 hours.
4) Stir in the raisins, 8 oz. of the sugar, yeast and nutrient.
5) Put the lid tightly and allow to ferment for 4 days, stirring twice daily.
6) Pass the pear mixture through cheesecloth, add the rest of the sugar.
7) Transfer into the fermentation jar.
8) After fermenting out and racking twice, syphon the wine into Champagne bottles.

FINALIZING
9) Stir in a very little Champagne yeast starter, and 1 teaspoon sugar to each bottle and wire down the cork securely.
10) Leave to mature for 3 months at least before drinking.

SERVING
11) Bottle and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Beverage
Method: 
Fermented
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pear
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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