Sol is our name for a series of still ciders.
In the cidery, we taste all of our ciders still and at cellar temperature before bottling. Sol is our attempt to bring the experience of tasting in our cidery to you.
Sol IV is a blend of Reinette Russet (40%), Golden Russet (40%), and skin contact Riesling (20%).
We've wanted to pair Russets and Riesling for quite some time.
Both fruits have a few things in common: each is uniquely textural, with complementary aromas and high acid + sugars when grown in cold climates like ours.
What's it like?: The aroma is pretty and complex - brown sugar from the Golden Russet, light petrol from the Reinette (think tennis balls), and the memory of wildflower pollen gently blowing onto a country porch.
The flavour is a little different - marked tangerine, brown sugar, pineapple rind and canned guava. There's a salinity and assertive tannin to it that presents as salted, dried fruit.
Enjoy Sol IV as you would a bottle of wine. It's drinking beautifully right now.
5.5% ABV | 750mL
Ingredients: Apples, grapes. Gluten free.
Wild ferment. Zero added sugar.
$500 from this release was donated to True North Aid. True North Aid is dedicated to serving and supporting northern Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support. Their mandate is to provide practical humanitarian assistance through initiatives established on eight foundational stones of support including: self-determination, reconciliation, water, food, health, housing, hope and education.