The 2018 ice cider vintage is marked by one of the finest Swedish apple harvests of the past decade. The juice at pressing showed unusually high sugar levels without compromising the balance between acidity, sweetness and body that are the hallmarks of the vintage. The spring season fermentations were soft and harmonious and carried through in oak to an even higher degree than previous years.
We believe that Brännland Iscider 2018 has the potential of a classic vintage with exceptional ageing potential.
Note: picture shown is of 2017 vintage, but bottle and box presentation of 2018 magnum is identical other than the date.
Appearance: light golden, brilliant clarity.
Nose: raspberries, wet stone in spring rain, peach and rose blossom.
Palate: glossy soft viscosity, juicy ripe strawberry, watermelon, black cherry and a light finish with touches of honey.
Traditional dessert wine territory: cheese, foie gras, crème brûlée, tarte tatin – but also a good match with savoury food where the refreshing high acidity of the ice cider matches.