A traditional method cider made from a blend of three New York apples. Dry, unfiltered, unfined, with frizzante bubbles created by a secondary fermentation in the bottle.
First Edition always contains a base of half Northern Spy and a quarter Gold Rush, with the last quarter composed of the best available fruit according to that year's growing season. The 2020 was completed with one quarter Dabinett. Made from late pressing apples, it's fermented in two batches -- one native ferment and one with a white wine yeast -- which are fermented to dry then blended and aged until bottling the following fall with a champagne yeast dosage. Those bottles are then aged a minimum 6 months before release. Low sulfites.
Clean drinking, balanced acidity, mildly funky with a savory edge from the Dabinett, this cider highlights the beauty of the fruit, and is an excellent introduction to natural, wine-like cider