The Wine: Petite Pearl Cider 2019
A sparkling rosé wine made from the juice of 90% Petite Pearl grapes and 10% Frontenac Noir. Harvested in 2018 from 7 year old vines growing on Penny Hill Vineyard in Vermont, a high elevation site where grapes are slower to ripen. ½ the grapes were pressed immediately from harvest and the other ½ were macerated at cold temps, but warm enough to maintain a steady fermentation for 5 weeks. Both wines aged in neutral oak barrels for one year, then were blended and bottled with a tirage of juice from 2019. Low in alcohol, sessionable, crisp and refreshingly tart.
The Producer: Fable Farm
Fable Farm Fermentory is a farm-based winery producing aged wines and vinegars, among other herbal elixirs. The fermentory is part of a larger family of organizations working together to steward farmland, develop rural businesses, and promote community experiences. (Source: Fable Farm Fermentory website)
The Region: Barnard, Vermont