Line Drawing is a cider we aged on orange wine skins. Here's how we did it.
First we made orange wine, by ageing Sauvignon Blanc juice on the skins of Riesling, Gewürtz and Hyslop crabapples. This layered the tannins of each fruit for a textural energy we haven't seen in years.
Then we aged cider on those wine soaked skins for a few more months, until right before bottling.
What's it like?: It drinks like an echo of orange wine, but a big echo. It's weighty and textured, just like you'd expect from a wine that spent months on skins. It has soft, smooth tannins, restrained acidity, distinct honeycomb and peach/lychee aromas. Notes of sweet lemon rind bring it all together.
It's kind of like stripping the flowers off of a yarrow plant, tannic white tea, and farmhouse honeycomb all rolled into one.
Line Drawing is always one of our favourite tiny, tiny releases of the year. This year is no different. 57 cases made.
8.4% ABV | 750mL
Ingredients: Apples, Grapes. Gluten free.
Wild ferment. Zero added sugar. Vegan.