Review Date: June 8, 2019
Cider Maker’s DescriptionWhen we set out to make a rose cider, we knew we wanted to pay homage to our friends in the winemaking world. Unlike many commercial ciders that rely on food coloring or additives to achieve a “rose pink” blush, our rose gets its color and flavor from grape skins — just, as we believe, like a rose should. We start with fresh New England apples, pressed and fermented at cellar temperature; then age our cider on Syrah and Zinfandel grape skins to impart tannin, structure, and berry notes. We source grape skins from California because we cannot find a high enough quantity here in the Northeast. Together, these add up to a fun-loving but refined marriage of New England apples with traditional wine grapes, as tasty as it is beautiful.
- bright, clear, rosy red
- light carbonation
- culinary apples, grapes, berries
- culinary apples, berries, fruity
- light acid, crisp, light body but not flavor
- quick and clean finish
Tasting Notes / General Impressionvery refreshing, perfect on a hot summer day
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