+1 on not wasting that high of quality cider to make apple wine. make hard cider. use an ale yeast like safale s04 or us-05 , or even better yet a sweet mead yeast. if you want ALL the appley flavor and sugar to ferment out, then use wine yeast and regular cheap apple juice.
You must love this country more than I love a cold beer on a hot Christmas morning. - Homer S.
And how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?- Homer S.