2019 Wild Meadow
VA - Other
$18.00 / 750 mL Bottle
This is the 2019 vintage of our Wild Meadow, only available in certain years due to lack of consistency in the wild apple crop. 2019 was superb! The hot dry summer fall created some wonderful sugar content and flavors in this particular cider.
This year's vintage is 100% wild foraged apples from the farms and forest edges around Highland County. It is an off dry cider but yet fruity character comes through which is sometimes missing in a wild cider. Drink at cellar temperature (mid 50's F) for depth of flavor.
All apples in this cider were from wild trees, meaning they grew from seed and not planted by humans. each tree, coming from seed is a unique variety. This cider was fermented using multiple wine yeast in addition to allowing wild yeast to help ferment, and is a very clean tasting ferment, no "funk" from bacterial growth that is prevalent in most wild ferments. This cider has nice acidity, slight tannins, and at cellar temperature nice apple flavors come through. Truly a good cider.
Blue Grass Valley Bank