Ice cider is a relatively recent development, first emerging about ten years ago in Southern Quebec. The production process for ice cider is different from the one used for icewine, since not many apples will naturally stay on the trees until frozen. The apples are harvested from their trees at peak ripeness and kept in cold storage until winter, then the apples are pressed and the juice is set outdoors to freeze for 6- 8 weeks - resulting in a residual concentrate that is naturally high in sugar and flavor. This concentrate is then fermented and the final product is cold stabilized, filtered and bottled.
Eden "Calville Blend" Ice Cider is naturally produced from eleven different apple varieties including MacIntosh, Empire and Roxbury Russett apples which provide a rich, full-bodied sweetness, Calville Blanc which adds bright acidity and citrus notes for balance, and Ashmead's Kernel which lends natural tannins for structure. The result is an elegant, balanced dessert cider with delicate aromatics and a full-flavored palate offering hints of honey, pear and citrus fruit. Serve well-chilled with artisanal cheeses, savory hors d'oeuvres, or buttery desserts.
Product of Vermont
Alcohol by Volume: 10%