Cider No. 1

Blue Elephant Beverage Co.

Product & Vintage

Cider No.1- 2015

 

Region

Harcourt Valley, Victoria. Australia

 

Appearance

Light straw colour with a light green hue.

 

Bouquet

Fresh, floral a citrus presence and minerally with a hint of talc.

 

Palate

Fresh apple, nougat, lemon sherbet, talc a hint of brine with plenty of spritz that finishesr refreshingly clean.

 

Suggested Cuisine

Great as an aperitif to serve with Hors d' oeuvre or simply with unsalted nuts. Serve chilled in a fine champagne flute or white wine glass.

 

Season Conditions

Season 2015 was dry and temperate offering a favourable maturation period and excellent ripening conditions producing a textural cider with natural acidity.

 

Fruit Selection

Pink Lady apples sourced from our Biota Orchard in Harcourt, Victoria planted in 1996. The soil is well drained grey loam with decomposed granite.

Hand-picked in the cool mornings across several days and kept in controlled atmospheric refrigeration where further maturation continues for six weeks.

 

Fermentation

Hand sorting eliminates sub-standard fruit. It is milled, cold pressed and chilled overnight before being racked into stainless steel tanks for inoculation with select yeast for fermentation.

Careful monitoring allows for a cool and moderate ferment to retain freshness and aroma and fermenting to dryness for the desired alcohol level. The cider is racked off gross lees, filtered and prepared for bottling.

 

Oak

No

Analysis

Alc/Vol: 6.5%­ pH 3.47 TA 4.50

Dry/Sweet

Medium Dry 22.0 gm/L residual sugar

Body

Medium Bodied