Foggy Ridge-Located in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Foggy Ridge Cider grows heirloom apples and makes hard cider near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Their Serious Cider mixes traditional English cider apples like Tremlett's Bitter and Dabinett with tart American favorites like Ashmead's Kernel and Roxbury Russet. The fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless tanks, with a long cool ferment (50 to 54 degrees F) to maintain fruity aromas. One distinguishing characteristic of this cider is the fruit quality—not only do they grow cider apples but they harvest for peak flavor and complexity, which means multiple harvests per apple variety.
Foggy Ridge is a “farmer cider” not a factory cider—they hand pick and press, ferment slowly, blend carefully and bottle by hand. Serious Cider is comparable to a classic white such as Pinot Grigio or Gruner Veltliner. The high tannin apples in this blend, the acidity and CO2 add to the perception of dryness. Drink Serious Cider as you would drink dry champagne—before dinner with fatty nibbles like cheese.
Product of Virginia
Alcohol by Volume: 7%