Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Cider of the Month - October

This month’s edition of ‘Cider of the Month’ goes to:

Napoleone Methode Traditionnelle Apple Cider
Coming from the good folk of Napoleone, this cider is made using Methode Traditionnelle and disgorging techniques. Comprising of the varieties Granny Smith, Sundowner and Pink Lady, this would have to be the French Champagne of Australian Cider. The cider opens with a loud ‘pop’, and pours cloudy with a beautiful lingering mousse. The nose gives off lovely fresh pear, pineapple and grapefruit characters. Secondary yeasty aromas, a direct result of ageing the cider on yeast less for 3 months, complements the fresher primary notes. Tiny hints of green apple aldehyde also lurk in the shadows of this impressively complex, delicate and feminine nose. The palate is soft, structured and pleasantly textural. It has long delicate apple flavours, finishing with a smooth creamy feel. The dry finish is complemented by refreshing acidity, subtle phenolics and explosions of soft, fluffy carbonation.
This cider is for the wine connoisseurs, resembling a fine Champagne. Well made, beautifully presented and perfect with food. What a little stunner!!    

Producer: Punt Road Wines – Napoleone & Co
Region: Yarra Valley (VIC)
Alcohol: 6.2%
Website: www.napoleonecider.com.au

1 comment:

  1. This new Apple Cider is smooth enough and best for refreshing your mouth which is used more with food.

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