This blend of American heirloom apples—most of which would never show up in a grocery store—yields an elegant cider showing clean citrus, pineapple rind and lilac aromas on the nose. The palate is soft in texture, supported by delicate bubbles, yet shows vibrant tart topical-fruit flavors. A fresh squeeze of lime shines on the dry finish.
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.