Prunus - a kind of berry. Delicious, but do not eat much. But to prepare homemade wine from bird cherry is very useful. And the nutritional value of the berries will save, and a pleasant tart drink is always the way. Homemade wines differ from those purchased in the store chain by their simplicity of preparation, budget and good energy. With your own hands you can make a wonderful aromatic drink that will appeal to family members and guests. The astringent taste of fresh berries, which many people do not like, adds originality to wine. The bird cherry contains pectin, which is useful for older people. Therefore, you should pay attention to the beautiful fruit. Prunus often stands apart.
Mistresses prefer wine from grapes, currants, plums, and bird cherry can not remember. But if you ever try this amazing product, the bird-cherry wine will take its rightful place in the list of blanks.
Consider a simple way to make wine from black or red bird cherry at home.
Strong cherry drink - preparatory stage
For the preparation we need:
- berries cherry in the amount of 5 kg;
- clean water in a volume of 5 liters;
- granulated sugar - 1.5 kg (ideally, you can take 250 g per 1 kg of berries);
- black raisins - 70 g.
First prepare the glass container. You can take a volume of 10 or 15 liters. It depends on the number of berries and needs. Wash, dry and cover the bottle with a clean lid or cloth.
We proceed to the preparation of berries. The very first thing that needs to be done is to sort out the fruits of the bird cherry. To make the wine tasty and fragrant, we need ripe, but not overripe berries. Too soft it is better to postpone. At the time of the bulkhead remove spoiled berries, leaves, twigs, any garbage.Important! Bird-cherry berries do not need to be washed, just dry the fruits with a towel.
Water washes away the natural yeast from the surface of the fruit, so fermentation will be weak and the drink may not work.
Pure enumerated fruits of bird cherry pour in a convenient basin and shift. When all the berries are still whole, you can take the mortar, then continue with your hands. Be sure to wear gloves so that your hands do not become the color of bird cherry. Mash thoroughly.Important! It is necessary to move all the berries, without missing a single one.
Wine of black or red cherry cook on sugar syrup. Therefore, it will have to cook. Mistresses know how to prepare syrup for jam. The technology in the wine process remains the same:
- In the enamel bowl pour the sugar according to the recipe and fill it with water.
- Mix well, so that later the syrup is not burnt.
- Boil sweet water for 3-5 minutes, not forgetting to remove the foam.
- Remove from heat and set aside to cool to 20 ° C.
Cooking wort. It is better to make it in a separate dish, and then put the wine in a prepared container.
Fill the berries with syrup, add the washed raisins and cover the container with gauze, folded in three layers. Be sure to fix the edges, you can gum. We remove the pot in a warm and dark room. The exposure time of three days or more. During this time, do not forget to daily mix the contents to remove excess acid. As soon as fermentation begins, the wort is ready. The beginning of fermentation is easy to determine by the appearance:
- foam on the surface;
- bubbles in the contents of the pan;
- characteristic smell of mash;
- hiss and boiling wort.
Now we take the prepared tara and pour the resulting wine into it, which must stand and replay.
The main stage of cooking wine
For proper fermentation it is necessary to make a water seal on the bottle. Usually at home it is a tube that helps the exit of gases from the tank. One end of the tube is lowered into the bottle, the second into a container of water.
You must carefully insulate the tube at both ends. Emerging bubbles indicate that the fermentation process is still ongoing.
We place the container in a room with a temperature of 17 ° С-24 ° С without direct sunlight on the liquid.
It will take between 3 and 6 weeks to draw the wine of their bird cherry. Willingness is determined by the light of the wort, the absence of bubbles and the appearance of sediment. Now, the drink from the bird cherry requires further processing.
Pour wine in a large bottle very carefully. For us, it is important not to stir up the sediment.
Go to the final stage.
We need to taste the wine for sugar. If you want a drink sweeter, then add sugar. We do it like this:
- Pour 0.5 or 1 liter of wine in a separate container.
- Add the right amount of sugar.
- Mix well.
- Pour into the bottle.
Now we send the bird-cherry wine to a place that is cooler with a temperature not higher than 11 ° C and we withstand from 2 to 6 months. It is better to withstand the maximum period, then the drink will be tastier.
Finished wine is poured into small bottles and corked. Store in the basement or in the refrigerator. The shelf life of 2-3 years, the strength of the drink - 12%.
If you want the red cherry wine to be more tart, add the leaves of the plant in the ratio of 300 g per 5 kg of ripe fruit.
There is another easy and simple recipe for making red cherry wine.
Option does not provide for the preparation of the wort. Crushed berries are placed in a bottle and poured in layers with a thin layer of sugar. Bookmark spend volume of the container, then the mixture is poured water. A water seal is put on the neck, and the wine is aged for a period until the end of fermentation. As soon as the fermentation is over, the drink is bottled and sent to the basement.
If you try to make wine from the bird cherry at home, the result will force you to change the attitude to this bush. Drink makes the taste of berries much softer. Prepare a fine wine with varying degrees of sweetness and strength. You will appreciate this beautiful drink with an unusual taste and aroma.