Quebrada del Chucao - Sidra Brut Espumante, Valle del Toltén, Chile (NV)
Slightly effervescent and completely dry, fresh, a little bit funky and earthy. This has an intense savouriness to the palate with notes of straw, Granny Smith apples and dried citrus peel. Only 200 cases produced!
This all natural cider is made without any chemicals and minimal intervention with only hand pruning the trees once in the winter. The apples are all hand harvested and then the crushing is done by hand in a wood press that was made with local wood from the same forests as the orchards. The juice is left to sit in the cold for 18 hours and then clarified with a long, slow, natural 3-4 week primary fermentation. The cider does not go through Malolactic fermentation and after a 2 month resting period they bottle it for the secondary fermentation.
Using the traditional two fermentation method, also known as method Champenoise enables the cider to have a natural gasification and tiny natural bubbles.