Product of: Canada
The composition of this 2009 récolte (harvest) is 80% McIntosh apple, known for its sweet and acidic taste, and 20% Spartan, a very sweet apple with a light pear flavour. (Sugar: 360g/l before fermentation, 180g/l residual. Acidity: 12g/l).
Neige Premiere is sold ready to drink but may be cellar aged for 10 to 20 years.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 14/05/2012
Clear, golden yellow with bright golden highlights.
Fresh cider makers press with faint vanilla and pear crème brûlée.
Intensity flavoured, reminiscent of a Sauternes dessert wine but with crisp, apple and not-quite-ripe pineapple acidity providing balance, so making this a good deal more quaffable.
Long, long acidic yet balanced crisp apple and faint pineapple and honey finish.