Posted: 11/01/2016 at 20:01
I've made rose hip wine. It tasted a bit too much like rose hip syrup for my taste. Maybe I put too much sugar in. A lot of home-made wine recipes are over sweet for my taste
Although I don't drink much these days, in my wine making era I always used high alcohol tolerant yeast which helped cut down the sweetness (but resulted in producing 'sleeping draught' wine at 14 degrees proof!)
Another 'trick' was to add a bit more water and re-ferment if the original wine was too sweet. That also resulted in a rather high alcohol content though.