The nose of this cider is vibrant, fresh and clean—underripe peach and apricot notes ride over pulverized white stone, apple blossom and dried hay. The round and generous palate brings ample peach, racy pineapple and textured apple skin notes to the mix, with balanced acidity and finely-grained tannins offering support. A black-tea-tannin texture lingers on the yellow-plum skin finish. Utterly enjoyable by itself, try pairing this with a range of food—from nutty cheese to grilled pork and gamy fowl.
Formerly working in the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York, Peartree's passion for terroir-expressive products, which spans from wine to cider and tea, is only rivaled by his love of canoeing and hiking. He prefers to focus on wines from Virginia, Michigan, Texas and other smaller U.S. regions, as well as domestic and international cider.