Anise Wine


I’ve made anise wine now three different ways fresh dried anise, fresh dried fennel, and the batch I have going now with anise seeds. Each time going for something Anisette like. The batch I have going now seems to be the closest, mainly because of the body I think the addition of raisins did it…. It was fermented to dry and I will be sweetening it up a bit before bottling.

 

1 gallon

 

2 cans (11.5 oz) Welch's 100% frozen grape concentrate 

About 30 raisins (maybe a half of handfull, I didn't count them)

1-1/4 lbs granulated sugar or a starting SG around 1.10

Juice of one lemon 

1 tsp pectic enzyme 

1 tsp yeast nutrient 

1Tbl spoonful ground anise seeds. 

Water to make 1 gallon
Champagne yeast