Awhile back I bought a really cheap Prestige wine kit (white Zinfandel) I thought it would actually be white but it's a blush color. I really don't drink much wine and was pretty much going into all this blind so forgive me if any questions are off the wall
To make a long story short, I followed the instructions, degassed and darn near wore my arm out doing it, added the clarifier on Nov 29. It looks pretty clear so far and has gunk on the bottom of the carboy. I tasted it today.. it's pretty strong, I figured it out to be approx 12.95% alcohol.
I would like to give it some flavor, the kit came with wine conditioner but I'm wondering if it is possible to give it some raspberry flavor and sweeten it up a bit so it's not so harsh.
I'm guessing that my best move would be to rack it to get rid of the gunk on the bottom. But then I'm just not sure how to go about making it more easy to drink. Can I add raspberry frozen concentrate juice? Would I just let it warm up to room temperature and dump it in? Is there anything else I would need to add?
Sorry, but I really am not sure how to proceed from here, the instructions in the wine kit just say 'Make sure you taste your wine. You have the choice now to adjust the sweetness by adding wine sweetener'.
Also, the wine is currently in a 23L Carboy.
If anyone has any suggestions they'd be much appreciated.