Adding flavor to wine

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    MrWino

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    My 12 gallons of Niagara wine have very little flavor. Probably because I had to use a lot of acid reducing crystals to get the acidity into range. What can I add to it to increase the flavor? I was thinking of frozen juice concentrate. Will it work? Will it cause it to ferment again?
     
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    Add potassium sorbate to prevent fermentation and do bench trials to determine what tastes good to you and how much to add. Juice concentrate would be the first thing I would try.
     
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    use a sugar syrup; 2 cups sugar to one cup hot water, mix in a blender to help dissolve. do bench trials once syrup is cooled.
     
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    I bought some Welch's white grape juice which is Niagara juice. A small amount of it added to my wine got the flavor I was looking for. I made Niagara wine several times before and always had to reduce the acid before bottling but never as much as this time. Reducing the acid also reduced the flavor drastically. I already bottled 6 gallons so when I open one of those bottles I will just add some juice. I am going to add it to the other 6 gallons, along with stabilizer, before bottling.

    Thanks for the good, quick help. Now get off your computers and go drink some wine!
     

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