Second Run Wine

Second-run (false) wine

Determine the amount of free run wine juice drawn from your primary fermenter.  Add an equal volume of water to the primary fermenter (Example: if you drew 10 gallons of free run wine, add back 10 gallons of water to the primary fermenter)

Also add (per gallon of water):

·     2 lbs. sugar

·     3 teaspoons acid blend

·     1 teaspoon yeast nutrient

·     ¼ teaspoon tannin

Keep the fermenter at 70-80 degrees to restart fermentation

Break the cap and stir twice daily for 5-7 days.

When the specific gravity has fallen to 1.020-1.010, siphon the wine to secondary fermenters (carboys) and smaller top-off vessels, and proceed as for first run wine. 

After bottling, this wine will age faster, and therefore may be enjoyed sooner than the first wine.  Yield will be 50% (or ½) of the first-run wine.