When I made a sparkling wine, I went straight from primary to bottling. Easiest wine I ever made. Turned out decent enough for New Year's Eve a week and a half ago, but I wouldn't take it to a high society function. You absolutely MUST use the thicker champagne bottles or you'll have bottle bombs.
White Grape Sparkling Wine
14 cans 12oz Winco Frozen White Grape Juice Concentrate
Poured concentrate into primary bucket
Added 2 ½ gallons water
Hydrometer reading: 1.090 SG
Added 3 campden tablets
Added 2½ tbsp pectic enzyme
Added Lalvin EC-1118 yeast
Hydrometer reading: .990
Racked, very little sediment
Added 1 tbsp sparkolloid dissolved in 1 cup water
Added 1½ cups sugar and bottled – 17 750ml bottles
Added ½ tsp pink “brew glitter” to 4 bottles
Opened an un-glittered bottle and sampled.
Truly a ‘sparkling wine’.
Maybe a hair too much bottle pressure.
Very white-grapey flavor.
Acidity maybe off a bit?