The Shadow Harvest: Pitted Edition
Secrets await those who know where to look...
A scant few nectaries, barely two pounds worth, were snatched from their branches at the opportune moment. Like a bird of prey, you could say. They never saw it coming.
The nectarine wine went into a one gallon jar in September 2018. There it sat, untouched, for 1.5 years. I didn't forget about it, I swear! It's just a pain in the butt to rack between one gallon jars and wastes quite a bit of prized liquid. It sat for so long I thought it had gotten hazy with age. Turns out that the jar had accumulated a grimy dust layer was all.
Eventually the aging process came to an unceremonious end during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. With extra time on my hands, I bottled the concoction into seven half-size bottles and one full-sized bottle. It's "probably" about 13% ABV and is nearly as sharp as my ice apple wine. The flavor in this one packs a PUNCH! The nectarine flavor is out of control and tastes just like the real thing. It's a dessert wine for sure and will only be cracked open during special occasions.