The Story of Albee Hill 2018
This bottling is a still, dry cider made from a blend of apples harvested from certified organic Albee Hill Orchard. This special site is perched precariously on a steep shale covered hillside where the Northern Appalachian Plateau meets the southern Finger Lakes. It's hard to get the apples down to the cidery but the elevation and eastern exposure make it a great site for cider apples.
With over 50 varieties in the planting, many of them biennial cider apples, the composition of the blend varies year to year but always the essential characteristics of the site come through--honey, melon and petrol.
A perfect example of the effects of a cool, wet 2018 vintage, this cider shows pretty floral aromas, soft, fine tannins and unfolding layers of complexity.
Pair it with: An ideal companion to a herbed quiche or pasta with pesto. Serve at cellar temperature.
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