This dry sparkling red cider is made from an ancient red-fleshed variety, Niedzwetzkyana, originally from Central Asia. The body is candy-apple red and animated by a copious spumy mousse (this is a carbonated wine). Aromatically quiet, it suggests orchard fruits and flowers, while the fully dry, juicy palate carries flavors of tart strawberry, red apple skin, and cherries. Ample tannins cleanse and refresh. It’s interesting, well-crafted, and unique. Pair it with young cheeses, fish and poultry, salads, or sushi.
2019 Haykin Family Cider Niedzwetzkyana Reserve Cider Colorado
8.1% ABV | $16 for 375ml (sample); bottled in 2019