Ciders Made Like Champagne Virtual Tasting


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DISCOVER THE GREATEST CIDERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

YOUR INVITATION TO A TUTORED TASTING IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME

£50 TASTING

  • price per household, min. 3 households – includes delivered price of 12 bottles in total to 3 addresses (3 x 4) and a 45 minute virtual tutored tasting
  • a fun and informative way to discover a whole world of drinks – tasting is believing!
  • a ‘one-on-one’ Zoom tasting with Alistair Morrell, AKA The Wine Inspector, CCO Cider Is Wine

 

‘Made Like Champagne’ Ciders Tasting Pack

  • Gospel Green Brut 2018 75cl
  • Abel Méthode 2018 50cl
  • Eden Origins 75cl
  • Once Upon A Tree Wild Flight 2015 37.5cl

full product details below – click on links to tasting notes and food pairing ideas, also on this page

Not All Ciders Are The Same!

For the most part, mass market ciders are manufactured, not made (and contain as little as 35% juice, all of which can be from concentrate).

100% apple and/or pear content ciders are inextricably linked to ‘terroir’, the term used by French winemakers for the unique characteristics linked to a particular vineyard or, in the case of cider, those of locality and the orchard, the apple and/or pear varieties used and the skill and passion of the cidermaker.

These are ciders made like wine, following the global standard for wine, namely that it should only contain the freshly pressed and fermented juice of the fruit without any concentrates. It’s what gives wine such broad appeal with every wine different.

Just like wines, these ciders come with taste profiles that run from dry to sweet… from bolder and earthier, more structured and tannic… to lighter and brisker, with delicate acidity and balance… from refreshingly lip-smackingly light and gold… to deep amber… from clear to cloudy… and from still to sparkling.

Then there are the aromas that resonate through: from clean, crisp fresh green apples… to those of apricots, walnuts, figs, browned butter, toffee and golden raisins.

Just like wines made from grapes!

Then there is the kaleidoscope of food matching opportunities, too. These full fruit content ciders are often more versatile than their grape wine cousins when it comes to matching dishes.

Alistair’s talk is a perfect introduction to the rewarding world of 100% fruit content ciders – and, as you will discover, a very different proposition from the mass market, 35% content product.

FAQs

Use the contact page if you have any questions to ask Alistair about booking.

Gospel Green Brut 2018 75cl

A ground-breaking dry cider produced in Hampshire uses the same production technique as Champagne. Luxurious to savour, with just the right balance of sweetness. The pure and fresh flavour of apple with the double fermentation process adds to its complexity. Cider connoisseurs will adore it.

“Bright with a super-dry zing, perfect to serve in place of a top sparkling wine, or to pour with a cheeseboard for a real treat.” Olly Smith, Wine Expert, Great British Food Awards

Abel Méthode 50cl

Abel Méthode Cider is made in small quantities from freshly harvested, hand-picked apples and pears, using predominantly heritage varieties that have been grown in Nelson, New Zealand for over 120 years. Varieties used are Cox’s Orange Pippin, Sturmer, Kingston Black, Foxwhelp, Bisquet, Winter Nellis, Winter Cole and others in small amounts.

Full fruit fermentation in stainless steel extracts the true fruit character. Made once per year, aged in stainless steel, the cider undergoes secondary fermentation, like Champagne, in bottle for 12 to 18 months prior to release and is bone dry, resulting in a fine cider that is refreshing and full of flavour. A true artisan cider made exclusively from 100% apples and pears, with no added water, juice concentrates or other fruit.

Non-disgorged. This cider has an ageing potential of 5-10 years.

Abel Méthode Cider is gluten free and vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Finalist: New Zealand Food Producer Awards – Artisan Producer

realciderreviews.com.au – International Cider of the Year 2017

Eden Origins 75cl

‘Origins’ is a nod to the shared DNA of apples across time and continents. This cider is made from varieties treasured for their contributions to cider, baking, sauce, and a few for eating out-of-hand.

All the apples for this cider come from small orchards, and consist of historic English and New England varieties.

Once Upon A Tree Wild Flight 2015 37.5cl

Made with 100% Dabinett apple juice fermented entirely with its own wild yeast, firstly in stainless steel tank, then racked off, bottled and aged over 3 years.

Tasting Notes

Gospel Green Brut 2018 75cl

Aromatics of elderflower, brioche and green apples. Crisp with a light acidity and a slight earthiness coming through on the palate. Smooth with a rounded finish and a long-lasting mousse.

Abel Méthode 50cl

Delicious green apple, citrus, sherbet, pear florals, bread and biscuit. Dry, focused and clean with a delicious apple tang, mouth-watering acidity and a delicate yet crunchy tannin finish. Refreshing and long with a precise stream of bubbles à la fine Champagne.

Eden Origins 75cl

Notes of apple sauce, biscuit and green hay, the apple blend used provides a balance of aromatic fruit character, tannin, acidity, and enough original sugar to achieve sufficient alcohol for body, and of course for pleasure. Fermented using wild and cultured yeasts, then aged and blended, followed by bottle conditioning to produce a classic dry and refreshing cider.

The apples used in this cider are: Kingston Black, Roxbury Russet, Esopus Spitzenburg, McIntosh, Dabinett, Yarlington Mill, Northern Spy, Empire, Black Oxford, Blue Pearmain, Rhode Island Greening, and Franklin.

Once Upon A Tree Wild Flight 2015 37.5cl

A beautifully mature and rich cider with bittersweet fruit, soft tannins and a gentle fizz.

Food Pairing

Gospel Green Brut 2018 75cl

Poultry and white meat… Seafood and pasta… Cheeses and desserts.

Abel Méthode 50cl

Oysters, salmon, pork, cheese, charcuterie, fresh spicy dishes. Serve chilled in a flute or small wine glass.

Eden Origins 75cl

Hors d’oeuvre, steamed shellfish, fish and chips.

Once Upon A Tree Wild Flight 2015 37.5cl

Delicious on its own or accompanying red meat, or earthy mushroom dishes.

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