Metal House Cider - Wild One 2017
From the producer-
Our first native yeast fermentation made from all the best of our favorites; wild and chestnut crabs, golden russet, pearmain and goldrush. Fermented in a few glass demijohns to 0% RS -only 30 cases produced. Wild One has great texture and acidity and tropical notes of white cherry and asian pear while still very dry. Methode champenoise. 7 months en tirage.
We are a builder and a painter who moved to Esopus from the city in 2009, eight months pregnant and ready for something closer to the land.
The orchard is a homecoming of sorts for both us – (Matt grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where his dad is a winemaker, and so he spent his childhood in the vineyards and cellar. Kimberly has always loved the harvest, whether it be olives in Italy or summers working wheat harvest in her native Walla Walla, Wa.) It wasnʼt long before we started to experiment with cidermaking using the curious and flavorful fruit from the neglected apple trees on our property.
We relish the harvest as well as the hard work required to produce a superior cider that is a true reflection of the Hudson Valley and its story.
We heartily enjoy the spoils and hope you will too!