Cider No. 1
Blue Elephant Beverage Co.
Product & Vintage
Cider No.1 (2016)
Harcourt Valley, Victoria. Australia
Light straw colour with a light green hue.
Fresh, floral a citrus presence and minerally with a hint of talc.
Fresh apple, nougat, lemon sherbet, talc a hint of brine with plenty of spritz that finishes refreshingly clean.
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 2016 was dry and temperate offering a favourable maturation period and excellent ripening conditions producing a textural cider with natural acidity.
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.
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.
Alc/Vol: 6.5% pH 3.47 TA 4.50
Dry / Brut 12.0 gm/L residual sugar