Anyway…. The beautiful Mirabelle plums grow all over the island. You now the Mirabelle from its small, oval shape, smooth-textured flesh, and especially by its red, or dark yellow colour. The mirabelle reaches maturity and is harvested from July to mid-September here depending on the weather over summer. The traditional method of shaking the trees is how we generally do it as the ripe fruits are shaken loose and collected in a tarp under the tree.
After all the sorting into the different colours we ended up putting them all into one barrel. Barrel #109. A bordeaux barrel that we had a sour blonde ale we made with our Garden Party Culture that we topped up with some organic pale ale. 27kg into the 200L barrel. We are looking forward to seeing how this turns out!