Aaron Burr Cidery 'Appinette' Cider 2021

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Aaron Burr Cidery 'Appinette' 2021

Aaron Burr Cidery has become the sought-after icon of local, traditional cider making. This small homestead farm dates back to the early 1800s and is located in Wurtsboro, NY, in Sullivan County. Aaron Burr's name was on the original deed of the home, and a rebellious energy pulses through everything made by Andy Brennan and Polly Giragosian. Dedicated to making "true cider," once the most popular drink in America, their main source of apples are those that they forage themselves around the Hudson Valley and Lower Catskills. This ‘Appinette’ is a blend of one third traminette grapes from the Finger Lakes (2020 vintage) with two thirds apples (Golden Russet and a blend of others, all harvested in 2021) from the Hudson Valley, making this a complex and delicious blend of NY flavors. Cloudy amber in color, sharp and dry, this has creamy carbonation and focused apple character with aromas of grapefruit, litchi, and rose petals and a soft, lightly bitter finish.