One of the more fun parts of being a cider maker is having the opportunity to develop new styles and produce innovative flavours.
Elstar Apple Wine is a unique product aiming to please those of a select palate with a preference for light and refreshing white wines.
The Elstar fruit is harvested exclusively from the Cappoquin Estates farm in County Waterford; under the guidance of David Keane in one of the most well-manicured orchards in Ireland.
After washing the Elstar, we grade by hand, mill using a hand driven old apple scratter and press them manually in an old-fashioned basket press. We only make a small amount every year, no more than 100 cases. All of which is undertaken by me and the team in our premises in Cork. We’ve had great fun learning how to cork bottles!
The resulting apple wine has an enveloping mouthfeel with acidity to the fore. There are soft red berry fruit aromas on the nose and a lean citrus character on the palate. This is an excellent accompaniment to seafood, charcuterie and poultry.
Enjoy it and join us in helping to create a movement towards home grown Irish apple wines!
Serve features: 750ml, 12% ABV, cork stopper with foil.