Bronze Medal in Wood Aged Ciders, GLINTCAP 2021
-16.1% alcohol by volume
-Still (no carbonation)
-Apples: field blend from Bellevue Farm (no longer operating) in San Luis Obispo County and Crimson Gold Crab from Santa Barbara County
-Pairings: blue cheese, salty honey pie, apple crisp
This is our version of an ice cider, a style made famous in Quebec. We pressed local apples, then the juice was frozen. As frozen juice slowly thawed, it released a more concentrated juice rich with flavor, sugar, and acidity. Only 25% of the original juice was used to make this cider. After a slow fermentation, the cider was left to age in neutral French oak for one year. Ours finishes a little drier than others, but still has a natural residual sweetness balanced with high acidity. With big, bold flavors of dried fruit and vanilla, this full-bodied sipper is great as an after dinner treat shared with friends.