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Aaron Burr Homestead Locational Ciders - Mamakating Hollow 500ml 2021

Aaron Burr Homestead Locational Ciders - Mamakating Hollow 500ml 2021

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The Cidery”, which produces Aaron Burr Cider in Wurtsboro, New York, is a small homestead farm dating back to the early 1800s. Our tenure (and you can read more more about us here) on this land began in 2006 with the planting of a cider-orchard. Cider-apples are different from eating-apples in the same way wine-grapes are different from table-grapes. You wouldn’t want to make wine from big, tasty fresh-eating grapes, and the same applies with cider. We use our apples and other locally grown and foraged apples for one mission: to re-create “true cider”, the rightful table wine of our land.

Similarly, we limit cider production to about 30 barrels of cider a year. This is certainly not because we can’t sell more (it’s not for lack of success that we don’t scale-up), but that volume relates to what we ourselves -our hands, our backs, mom-and-pop homesteaders (not specialists) can harvest and press each Fall. In my mind, that’s still a lot of apples to collect in a short 5-week harvest season! And without industrial pressing equipment the juice flows slowly.

But again, I know from experience that if we tried to make more we’d lose the intimacy I require to feel I’ve done my best without compromises. These 30 barrels (about 1500 gallons) is but a tiny fraction of what most cideries, orchards, and wineries produce each year (even the ones most people think are small) but this is my scale and my land. There is no comparison to a personal standard.

Tasting Notes:

Lower in carbonation, relatively clean and clear. Medium-light gold color, and hazy. Nose is Autumnal. Maybe a little farmy. But otherwise clean. Lower acid than previous years but the blueberry note is back. It’s more of a bittersweet toward the end. The final note is decidedly tannin.

ABV 7.8%

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