Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Temptation…

The first of the wine I made last summer is bottled at last. Six bottles of clear, strong, honeysuckled sunshine. Of course, I’ll be waiting a few more weeks for it to mature maybe even a few more months. I might treat myself to a bottle at Christmas but it’s best to leave homemade country wines a year at least I’m told.

That’s what they say – I’m told…

I did allow myself the tiniest taste, saving a savour of the last of the precious liquid from the demijohn. In a single word the best way I can describe it is earthy, if I were to elaborate I'd say earthy and strong, strong and warm, almost whisky like. There was no 'just a hint' of anything, it’s a good honest wine full of the hedgerow, rich, pure and clear and mellowing up nicely.

Yes, best left for at least a year they say…

The colour is good, the bouquet heady, it's deep but not too heavy. I’m not sure if I should serve it chilled or at room temperature, I guess I need try it both ways and take it from there. 

I won't be drinking it for a while yet, but I suppose that I should label it up, date it, and put it in the cellar to stand. I really enjoyed the drop I borrowed, it was so interesting, but I can wait a few more weeks, a few more months. Those bottles look so tempting, but I can take it.

A whole year, and it’s only been eight months…

I can resist anything but temptation.

14 comments:

  1. Clare Pritchard on FB
    Looks lovely

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    1. Andrew Height
      I need to bottle up the carrot and the elderflower next Clare...

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  2. Cloe Fyne on FB
    Errrrrrrryes!

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  3. Clare Pritchard on FB
    They all sound great mate

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  4. Andrew Height
    I can resist the temptation...

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  5. Andrew Height
    Yes I can...........

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  6. Neil Barrett on FB
    Is it made with grape concentrate ?

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    1. Andrew Height
      No Neil, but I have one on the go that does. This one uses raisins and lemon juice.

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  7. Lynda Henderson on FB
    send some across the ocean

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    1. Andrew Height
      I'll pour it in Lynda.

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  8. Sharon Taylor on FB
    delayed gratification!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Andrew Height on FB
      It sure will be Sharon. Already planning for dandelion wine in the spring.

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  9. Sharon Taylor
    will dandelion wine make you wee more????

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    1. Andrew Height
      Apparently not Sharon. Not that I could wee more than I do.
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