Saturday, 29 September 2012

Cider of the Month - September

This month's edition of Cider of the Month goes to:

Small Acres Cyder - 2011 Somerset Still
James and Gail Kendell are serious about traditional cider (or cyder). Setting up base in Orange NSW, the Kendell’s have grown a successful cider brand using traditional methods and heritage cider apples. The Somerset Still is a shining beacon of light within the mass produced, sad and sorry examples of cider currently on the market. The cider is clean, clear and very vibrant in appearance. Being still (no bubbles), it’s a refreshing change from the many over carbonated ciders, and is very Reisling like. On the nose it packs a citrus punch, with lovely floral and green apple characters. The palate is crisp, appetisingly tart and pleasantly dry. It offers up beautiful apple/citrus notes too. Limited tannins, 7% alcohol and resembling apple wine, this cider would accompany seafood perfectly. A real Aussie beauty!
Producer: Small Acres Cyder
Region: Orange (NSW)
Alcohol: 7%

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