Maple Wine Progress
I recently wrote about the homemade maple syrup wine that I started on May 5, 2009. On May 14th, I racked it to a carboy with the specific gravity at 1.016.
Since then, it has begun to clear nicely and the colour is very interesting. It’s a very autumn or fall looking colour – the colour of some maple leaves after they have turned their colours at that time of the year. It’s hard to describe exactly, but perhaps vermillion .. or light cinnamon might be descriptive enough.
Although the SG was 0.997 last week, it is still showing signs of fermentation with lots of CO2 rising through the wine and the airlock continues to bounce every so often.
I’m going to let it continue doing what it is doing for another couple of weeks, then measure the SG, rack and likely add sulfite.