Electric Nectar: Ravishing Hyperrealism
Plums and nectarines are hard to come by in the Keweenaw area. When I happened upon a few pounds of each from our trees in 2019, I decided to do what any good hobby farmer would do: I turned them into a mead! The third in my Electric Nectar series, Ravishing Hyperrealism brings forth these two stone fruits with a healthy dose of wildflower honey from my own hives.
Despite spending almost a year and a half bulk aging, this mead still needs a little more time to mellow out. The flavors are promising though. Who knew a handful of nectarines could have so much potency! Actually I totally knew that from the last nectarine wine I made. Oops. This mead will make you pucker for sure. It's 14% ABV and fermented to dry, but the overwhelming fruity zing makes it feel like it's got more residual sugar than actuality.
The artwork is from Hugh Ferriss' future-predicting book, The Metropolis of Tomorrow. All of my Electric Nectar meads feature his artwork, a style I've come to enjoy for these home-grown blends. The name Ravishing Hyperrealism is taken from a sample included in Apollo 440's track Stealth Requiem from the Millennium Fever album. That's two drinks I've named after Apollo 440 references!