Cox's Orange Pippin
When we drink single varietal ciders, we don't always find them as different as two wine grapes. Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling are worlds apart, but the culinary apples we've had access to in North America aren't always so obviously different.
Cox's Orange Pippin is much more like a wine grape in this sense: distinctly perfumed but in an herbal way.
What's it like?: The apple is known for aniseed aromas and subtle cherry notes. This vintage of cider has those aromas, with the addition of raspberry stems, mango pits garnished with dill leaves and sweet oak (but it wasn't barrel aged).
It was a shocking experience to find so many different notes in a single apple, but Cox's Orange Pippin is famous for this. It's regarded as the single best dessert apple in all of England, and has been around since the 19th century.
Bottle conditioned. 8 cases made.
5.4% ABV | 750mL
Ingredients: Apples. Gluten free.
Wild ferment. Zero residual sugar. Vegan.