Plums and petals are two of our favourite things. Like all ingredients we use, both are fleeting. Transient yet punctual in their annual rhythms.
This version of Ostara was aged on Golden Plums for 8 months. To it, we added about 100lbs of dandelions that we foraged on our friend's farms, all within 50km of our cidery.
What's it like? It has a shockingly intimate dandelion aroma - like if you made a pillow out of dandelions and stuck your face in it, this is what it would smell like (we imagine).
Bright plant acids are tempered by a subtle sweetness and texture imparted by the pollen. This vintage, you'll find an herbal depth that balances the plum acids and perceptual sweetness from the flowers.
Spontaneously fermented with our native microflora.
6.6% ABV | 750mL
Ingredients: Apples, dandelions. Gluten free.
Wild ferment, zero added sugar. Vegan.
Ostara is our name for a series of ciders pairing golden plums and flowers. Each blend is a 3 year project. In this one, the apples were harvested in 2020, plums in 2021, and we foraged the wild dandelions in the spring of 2022.