So I'm making an almond wine recipe that calls for grape juice concentrate. I'm assuming white grape juice concentrate because a red wine that tastes like almond just doesn't sound quite right.
So I found some Welches white grape juice concentrate, but the label says "Contains sulfites to maintain freshness," but the ingredients say "white grape juice concentrate, ascorbic acid, citric acid."
Is this ok to use in my recipe? I'll be using 5 cups of this stuff for my 5gal batch. I already had to settle for golden raisins (5 pounds!) that have a sulfite added (but I am washing these thoroughly to hopefully remove most of it).
Incidentally, the recipe calls for adding campden tablets to the must and letting it sit for 24 hours before pitching the yeast. Won't all these sulfites harm the yeast?
Help! (if you can't tell I'm new to wine making). Thanks.