New mexico sunset- Agave wine

New mexico sunset- Agave wine     5/13/2009

3  jars of agave nectar (23.5 oz.)
1/2 gallon white grape juice
14 oz. jar of marachino cherries
1 oz. lime juice
1/4 very ripe banana
1/2 gallon organic orange juice-no pulp
water to 2 gallon mark

1 tsp pectanase
1 tsp. yeast food
1 tsp.yeast energizer
1 tsp epernay II yeast

SG- 1.080

5-29-09– sg- 1.000
racked to 2/1 gallon jugs.
slightly sweet- dry aftertaste.
no particular flavors


clear, Dry and  has a nutty taste, with an on going orange after taste.


1/25/09- sampled-

I used the vinturi aerator- since I thieved from bulk aging.

nice wine- every sip gets better…

Published on September 15, 2009 at 10:24 AM  Comments (4)  

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  1. hello,

    Thank you for the great quality of your blog, every time i come here, i’m amazed.

    black hattitude.

  2. Neil,
    I’m making New Mexico sunset-Agave wine per the receipt
    on your site. I fallowed the receipt to the letter and after
    16 days checked the SG and the hydrometer bottomed out
    in my sample and the wine smelled like rotten eggs. I’m sure
    I did something wrong, being new to the experience of wine
    making I could use some suggestions on what I did wrong.
    I know this wine has got to be delicious when made right.
    Help. Ben

    • Ben,
      first I would rack it, in doing so add as much air as possible, then pour it into another container adding more air- and back again, adding air- releasing the gas.
      then I would add crushed and melted into a little water ,campden tabs at 1 per gallon +1.
      I have had one other wine do this during the first days of fermentation, by adding yeast food and air- it jumped started the yeast and warded off any other problems.
      My cantaloupe wine also became aromatic, I did the splash racking, double campden and locked it away in a dark closet- besides being bone dry, it has good flavor and the smell is gone, it has a very light and pleasent melony smell.

      let me know if I can help ya any other way- Neil

  3. Really what I needed. Thanks I have been looking for this sort of info for a while. I have bookmarked your blog to enable me to read more on the topic.

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