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‘Malt Review’ Case #2 – A Cider Is Wine Selection From Their Reviews


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Cider Is Wine’s buyers really respect the independent nature of Adam Wells’ reviews in the Malt Review. Our ‘Malt Review’ case consists of 4 ciders you’ll find in our range which have been reviewed by Adam which we’ve turned into a case that we’re sure will surprise and delight wine, cider, perry and fruit wine drinkers alike.

Eden Brut Nature  

‘Brut Nature’ is the champagne classification reserved for sparkling wines with 0% residual sugar. A masterful performance, this naturally sparkling cider showcases rare and complex fruit. It is elegantly balanced with deep apple character, smooth tannins and well integrated acidity. A versatile cider that is an easy accompaniment to almost any meal.

The tannic and heirloom apple varieties are centre stage, enrobed in their own natural carbonation, each bottle has been aged at least 18 months on the lees, then carefully hand-disgorged.

Brännland Iscider 2018

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.

Queen Of The Brue 2018

A natural fruit wine made exclusively from quince, hand picked in orchards on the banks of the river Brue in Somerset. Sterile filtered, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan friendly.

The Newt Yarlington Mill 2019

The Yarlington Mill apple was discovered in 1898 growing from a wall by the mill-race in the village of Yarlington, less than a mile from the grounds of the Newt’s estate. The apples for this Yarlington Mill cyder are sourced within a 3 mile radius, and create a deep, sweet cyder balanced by rich tannins.

Tasting Notes

Eden Brut Nature  

The primary fermentation and aging took place in stainless steel. The secondary fermentation was started in the bottles in June 2017, and the cider rested on its lees in the bottle until disgorged off the yeast, beginning in February, 2018.

Unaccompanied by any dosage, it’s bone dry, yet exhibits an exciting range of fruit character, creamy texture and juicy acidity.

The apples used in this cider are: Kingston Black, Roxbury Russet, Esopus Spitzenburg, Mcintosh, Dabinett, Yarlington Mill, Calville Blanc D’hiver, Hudson’s Golden Gem, Orleans Reinette, Empire, Black Oxford, Blue Pearmain, Rhode Island Greening, Ashmead’s Kernel.

Brännland Iscider 2018

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.

Queen Of The Brue 2018

The quince’s rose-like floral aroma and unique tartness make a truly distinctive, full-flavoured sparkling drink with a long fruity finish.

The Newt Yarlington Mill 2019

Dark amber in colour, with aromas of gooseberry, baked apple, and ripe apricot, its natural apple sugars have created a sweet cyder, well-balanced by full tannic astringency.

 

 

Food Pairing

Eden Brut Nature  

A balanced and versatile cider to accompany a wide array of foods with gentle harmony, leaving you with a graceful bow.

Brännland Iscider 2018

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.

Queen Of The Brue 2018

Goes wonderfully well with pâtés, cold meats such as salami, meats such as lamb and pork, and strong cheese.

The Newt Yarlington Mill 2019

A wonderful pairing with the likes of blue cheese (especially a Bath Blue Cheese).

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