Blue Elephant Beverage Co.
Cider No.3 - Pear Cider (2016)
Harcourt Valley, Victoria. Australia
Clear in colour with a soft green hue.
Fresh flowers of Calendula and spice offering a refreshing perfume!
White blossom pear pith and spice with plenty of spritz that finishes refreshingly clean and crisp.
Season 2016 was dry and temperate offering a favourable maturation period and excellent ripening conditions. Fruit of the highest quality was hand-picked across selected maturity levels.
Buerre Bosc and Packham Pears are sourced from Chaplin Orchard in North Harcourt, Victoria.
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; the fruit 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.
Analysis: Alc/Vol: 5.0% pH 3.43 TA 5.9
Body: Medium Bodied.