This year’s Pernilla Perle differs from earlier years in that it is drier and has a higher profile of apple clarity with more outspoken tannins. 2017 was one of the hardest years for decades for apple growing in Sweden with heavy frost and hail in the spring. As a result, the 2017 harvest has given our cider a rather more austere, yet elegant and more complex style compared to previous vintages. The balance between sugar, alcohol and fruit has been joined by a length that holds great promise for future development and ageing.
Appearance: lightly sparkling, golden hue, crystal clarity.
Nose: nectarine, pear, apple blossom, honey, vinous.
Palate: pear, ripe apple, lychee, orange, almonds and white cherries. Light lingering structure, slightly grippy. Sweet attack with really juicy fruit flavours, nice acid profile on finish.
It’s off-dry character makes it well suited for a wide variety of gastronomic pairings. As an aperitif on its own, or together with Asian food, right through to heavy continental-style pork dishes and a range of desserts.