New Release! Meet Benjamin 2020
Here at latitude 45 degrees and climate zone 3b, it feels like we are always the last to celebrate bloom, with the peak still 2 weeks away. Ben Applegate, our amazing orchardist, is deep in preparations, getting neem oil and beneficial nematodes ready. This orchard is our shared passion, and in our gratitude for all Ben has done to lead our regenerative management program we named this special cider Benjamin for him.
The apples are 100% from our Eden Orchards, and the cider is sponteneously fermented and bottled during primary to create it’s own bubbles. The 2020 harvest was very low yield, but intensely flavored due to dry hot weather. We only had enough to produce 35 cases of Benjamin, but it fantastic – even juicier than the 2019. With notes of tangerine, granite and white roses, it pairs beautifully with anything from oysters to General Tso’s chicken! We released this to our cider club and there are just 10 cases left.
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Learn: Delicious, food-friendly ciders come from special apple varieties and growers
Our mission is to support small local orchards who grow special apple varieties using environmentally sustainable practices. Together we grow a fascinating array of varieties to use in our ciders – old New England heirlooms like Blue Pearmain and Roxbury Russet, iconic sweets and sharps like Hudson’s Gem and Esopus Spitzenburg, zingy crabapples like Dolgo, Kerr and Wickson, and historic tannic varieties, including bittersweet and bittersharp varieties that originated in France and England. We press once per year after harvest, using the natural winter cold at our farm to concentrate the flavors and sugars of the apples before fermentation. We don’t use sugar, colorings, acids, or industrial flavorings, and all of our ciders are naturally gluten-free and vegan friendly. Welcome to cider from a wine point of view!