The juice of handpicked, late harvested Conference and Comice Pears is filtered, frozen and gently thawed to allow the sugars, colour and flavour to be extracted, leaving water behind as ice – a process called cryo-concentration – which concentrates the juice to a potential alcohol of 20–22%.
This juice is fermented using champagne yeast to 10 – 12%ABV over 3 to 4 months. At this stage the ferment is stopped and the resulting product is filtered sterile, bottled and further aged in bottle before release.
Once Upon A Tree The Wonder Pear Ice Cider is gluten free and vegetarian and vegan friendly.
Very powerful, big palate with intense flavours of apricot, quince and a hint of soft caramel. Sweetness, acidity and a long, soft finish, perfectly balanced.
Enjoy as an aperitif, partner with foie gras or pâté, with blue cheese, or chocolate based desserts.