The Cider Crate

Red Stone Sparkling Cider   

Red Stone Sparkling Cider   

Cider Profile:

Name: Red Stone Sparkling Cider
Sampled December 2018

Brand: Redstone Winery
Type:
Apple – Sparkling 
Location of Brewing:
Beamsville, ON
ABV:
6.5%
Website Link:  
redstonewines.ca
Ingredients:
N/A
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 473ml (Can)
Availability:
At Redstone Winery
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:
Pale bright sunshine yellow
Carbonation:
Small, slow moving semi-streaming bubbles.

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Semi-strong  aroma. Extra sweet but earthy apple notes. Creamy.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Semi-sweet apple that is less sweet than it smells. Some elements of the fermentation process obvious.
After Taste: Becomes more tangy and sweetness is reduced.  Stronger apple flavour further into the sip. Fermentation elements are reduced substantially.
On ice: Becomes thinner, though the apple elements remain the same.  Less carbonation.

Additional Notes:  Not as sparkling as expected, and not as sweet as it smells, Redstones’ Sparkling Cider has a unique taste that becomes more apple forward as it is consumed. It starts more heavily with the fermentation process flavour notes and finishes more as a sweeter cider. A lot of depth and approachable but still quite sophisticated. A good representation of the emerging definition of what an “Ontario Cider” is.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Shiny Apple Cider
More Sour – County Apple Cider
More Dry – Tawse Sparkling Cider
More Crisp – Thornbury Original Apple Cider

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