What a difference a year makes! Where 2020 saw the one of the smallest grape harvests in recent memory but apples by the bushel-load in our newly adopted orchard, our second cidre vintage was at the other end of the spectrum – a tiny crop of apples amidst the largest grape haul in the Adelaide Hills since 2008. But as we learn more in the cidre space, we’re coming to understand that, unlike grapes, it’s not uncommon for a large season to be followed by a small one. There’s always something new to know! Deeply concentrated fruit and slightly higher alcohol than our first vintage (~8%) with amazing colour, driving acidity, and creamy foam. It tastes – for want of a more complicated note – very much like apples, and is a true ode to the cidres of traditional Normandy farmhouses.
rushed and pressed direct to barrel. Wild yeast. Bottled with a small amount of residual sugar to create carbonation. Only 55 dozen made.