OAK LEAF WINE – 4.5L
Yeast – Vintners Harvest CL23 or SN9
Walnut, beech, lime, birch or hawthorne leaves can be used
4.5L freshly picked oak tree leaves
250 grams sultanas or raisins
1KGish sugar 1.090SG
4 oranges – juice
2 lemons – juice and zest
1 Boil leaves in water and leave for 24 hours (no longer) then seive into primary.
2 Chop then add raisins and grated lemon peal while still hot, then lemon and orange juice when cooler
3 Pitch yeast and nutrient when at room temperature
4 Ferment and rack at one month then two months later and 3 months later.
5 Bottle after bulk aging for as long as you can.
Needs at least one year to mature from pitching yeast