This cider is made from Spirit Tree apple juice that has been cryo-concentrated naturally during the winter months. I have seen the process and it is amazingly well done. The end result is a super-sweet, intense apple nectar.
Natural ice cider yields lower alcohol content then you might expect from an ice wine, in this case 12.5%. You will find dried apple, peach and apricot aromas, a lush golden colour, great viscosity and rich dried apple and spice flavours. It has a long elegant finish that is very satisfying.
This cider is best consumed at room temperature, although you should store it in a cool dark place. It is packaged in both 100 ml and 375 ml bottles.
Think desserts, cheese and nuts. This is also a great winter companion, fireside with a good book.
Estate grown apple juice that is cryo-concentrated naturally is the only "Craft" concentrate method in my book. For me to consider a cider that uses this, I have to first learn how and where it is made and from what. Spirit Tree Original Ice Cider is a craft product through and through. I hope you enjoy it as I do.