Mellow Mint Wine Recipe
4 cups fresh mint, packed lightly
1 gallon water
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient
One-fourth teaspoon grape tannin
3 teaspoons acid blend
3 pounds sugar
1 packet champagne or Montrachet yeast
This wine needs only 5 days in the primary fermenter, and there is no drippy must because you start with a strong mint tea. Garey warns of stuck fermentation, so keep the wine from getting chilled during its first few weeks of primary and secondary fermentation. The wine clears quite early, accumulating very little residue. I racked four times and bottled after 9 months. Garey recommends aging this wine for a year.
If you're a new winemaker, mint wine will make a good first project. Begin by studying home wine making with the help of a good book like Garey's. When it comes to home wine making, the devil is in the details!