3.5 cups dried hibiscus flowers
1/3 cup dried elderberries
11 lbs sugar water to 5 gallons 7-1/2 tsp acid blend
5 tsp yeast nutrient
2 tsp yeast energizer
5 Campden tablets
1 pkg Montrachet yeast
Starting SG was 1.100
I added the 1/3 cup of dried elderberries for some body. This is definitely my best wine yet, and you can actually drink it young.
I made a yeast starter for this one. On the 4th day, I took the hibiscus and elderberries out. This took from starting to bottling just about exactly 4 months. Everyone loves it - even the non-wine-drinkers.
What would I do differently? I'd use Lalvin 72B-1122 yeast for one.