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Line Drawing is a cider we aged on orange wine skins. Here's how we did it.
First we made orange wine, by fermenting Vidal on it's skins last fall. We took those Vidal skins and added them to a single varietal cider made from Ellis Bitter apples: a U.K. bittersweet apple originating in the 1800s.
The tannins of each fruit have woven together into a delicious textural tapestry.
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 cider that spent months on wine skins.
Ellis Bitter is a low acid apple with fine grained tannins—the perfect base for the apricot/honey notes in our Vidal. There's a funky farmyard note too; Like standing at the fence-line of an abandoned orchard.
Line Drawing triggers memories of stripping the flowers off of a yarrow plant, tannic white tea, ripe peaches and farmhouse honeycomb all rolled into one.
It's always one of our favourite tiny, tiny releases of the year. This year is no different.
29 cases made.
8.4% ABV | 750mL
Ingredients: Apples, Grapes. Gluten free.
Wild ferment. Zero added sugar. Vegan.