Tart, crisp and fruity. Refreshing.
- Body: Medium
- Sweetness: 3
- Tartness: 3
- Alcohol: 6
- Apples: Red Delicious, Cortland, McIntosh, Greenings, flavored with cranberry and aronia juice.
- Available: 750mL, 5.16 gallon keg
Semi-dry, slightly bubbly, aromatic from our own custom made spice blend we infuse in during [steel] barrel aging.
English and French traditional cider apples. Complex and tannic.
Fermented to highlight cultivars and terroir.
Subtle apple and tannins, tart, slightly bubbly.
Kinglet Bitter is one of our proud ‘estate’ ciders. It’s all grown at Brightonwoods, within sight of the Winery. It’s more subtle and complex than Barn Swallow – being fermented from 100% bitter English and French cider apples. It differs from an authentic European cider by being ‘immature’. Kinglet has very little post-ferment changes made by wild Lactic Acid Bacteria. Instead, we ferment it with a Sangiovese yeast that we think really brings out the tannin characters of the cider-specific cultivars. These apples are rare, and not easy to grow. When we get the question ‘Then why use them?’, we pour a glass of Kinglet.