Floral Terranes 'Restoration Farm' Cider 2021
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Zero sulfur added
Restoration Farm in Old Bethpage, NY was supposed to be a 'living museum' recreting 19th century life on Long Island but the project went bankrupt in the 1980s. Now much of the land has been rehabilitated by local farmers and there is a unique planting of apple trees planted there with varieties unique to the northeast. There are no chemical sprays — instead a more labor intensive approach of integrated pest management and heavy pruning is employed.
This cider is a mix of Roxbury Russet, Sheep's Nose, and Newtown Pippin with zero sulfur added. It has a funkier, rancio quality with ginger, honeysuckle, and more wild, floral, yeasty notes. Complex and deeply pleasurable, it finishes with a touch of caraway and minerals. Jonathan Kemp