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Anders Frederick Steen

Anders Frederik Steen The Brighter Cider of Life Apple & Viognier Cider 2021


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Ardèche

Type: Cider/Co-Ferment

Grape: Viognier/Apples

The base of this cider is 100% juice of apples (Red Winter variety). This first part of the fermentation began in fiber tanks in our the cellar and left to finish the fermentation in bottles in matter to create bubbles. It fermented in bottles close to six months until it was to be disgorged in April 2022. It was then topped up with a 2021 Viognier, which  improves the expression of the acidity, helps to balance the flavors of the apples, make the cider less cider-like and more vinous. This is a brighter, fresher and drier expression than what you normally find in a French cider.