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Southbrook Vineyards – Wild Ferment Organic Cider

Southbrook Vineyards – Wild Ferment Organic Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Southbrook Vineyards – Wild Ferment Organic Cider
Sampled April 2017

Brand:  Southbrook Vineyards
Type:
Cider
Location of Brewing:
Innisfil, ON
ABV:
7%
Website Link: southbrook.com
Ingredients:
Nova Mac, Liberty, Nova Spy, Goldrush and Priscilla Apples.
Gluten Free:
yes
Sugar Content: 1.1 g/100 mL

Size(s) available: 750ml bottle
Availability:
Southbrook’s retail store, some specialty restaurants
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:
Apricot – somewhat cloudy
Carbonation:
Some medium size bubbles that remain mostly still.

 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium sweet smell with strong fermentation aromas. Cider apples are prevalent.
Initial Taste: Medium bite with a strong presence of tannins from apples.  Light and bright tasting. Slightly astringent. Fermentation flavours present amongst a strong blend of apple tastes.
After Taste: Becomes still on the palate quickly. Gets sweeter and more dry as time goes on.  Strong, long-lingering apple-peel taste in the mouth. Hints of pear and honey notes.
On ice: significantly cuts the carbonation and taste out of the drink.

Additional Notes:  We would call this a classic, vintage cider.  Coming from a winery, the tannin presence gives this organic cider a rustic taste.  Fairly smooth and easy to drink… great for a sunny day in the Niagara region (or wherever you take the bottle to)

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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