Organic Apples from Burgundy
Region: Hautes Cotes, Burgundy, France
Christian has always wanted to make cider, and 2021 gave them the (im)perfect opportunity - a rough, wet growing season lead to early mildew, and very, very little fruit on the vines. After the grape harvest, the Dandelion cellar was nearly empty. So, they reached out to a handful of independent, non-commercial apple growers in Burgundy, and jumped into a second harvest. Same as their Pinot - no SO2 or added yeasts, and no pumps. Also, a rarity for all cider, no added enzymes at press. Fermented and aged just under a year in those would-be empty Dandelion barrels in the cellar.