Ingedients: blackberry (2 lb), Elderberry (3 lb), damsons (1 lb), dried rosehips (0.5 lb) banana (1 lb), sultanas (1 lb) red grape juice (1 lt), sugar (up to 3 lb), tartaric acid (1 tsp), vitamin B1 tablet, yeast nutrient (1 tsp), pectolase enzyme (1
tsp), high alcohol tolerance yeast.
Method: freeze the fruit first. This ensures the cells burst and release their flavour. Also, blackberries are in season before elderberries; this gives you a chance to assemble all the ingredients at leisure. Prepare
as for the pudding wine above - except the "feeding" might continue for longer. The aim is to get a wine of about 18% alcohol. The amount of fruit ensures a good balance and bouquet.
Excellent with desserts or with cheese such as cheddar, stilton or
Note: this wine is packed with flavour and body. It can take one or two years to mature fully.