Sea Cider - Pippins Heirloom Cider
Origin: Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
Style: Yellow Newton Pippin apples, off-dry cider
size: 750ml resealable flip-top bottle
Producer's Notes: Pippins is our crowd pleaser – a crisp, refreshing, real (fermented), apple cider with just a touch of sweetness. Pippins cider is made in the New England pre-Prohibition style, which means sharply acidic, but balanced with subtle sweetness, and high in alcohol. Fermentation is undertaken at cool temperatures to preserve the fruitiness on the nose and to maintain the acidity. A dosage of organic cane sugar is added during fermentation to raise the level of alcohol (this was traditionally important to improve the shelf life of cider during the pioneering days).
Pippins is a “sharp” style cider, thanks to the Yellow Newton Pippin apples we use and cool fermentation from champagne yeast. Off-dry and chapitalized to 9.5%, it is an example of a New England style of cider that was meant to be as strong and robust as North America’s pioneers. Pippins features pineapple and confectionary notes and is incredibly food friendly. It fits just about every occasion and its crisp bite will pair perfectly with everything from steak and salad to spicy curries.