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Vieni Sparkling Apple Cider

Vieni Sparkling Apple Cider

Cider Profile

Name: Vieni Sparkling Apple Cider
Sampled September 2016

Brand: Vieni Estates Inc.
Type: Apple – Sparkling
Location of Brewing: Beamsville, Ontario
ABV: 6.0%
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Ingredients: 100% Ontario Apples, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 750ml bottle
Availability: At winery (retail store + online)
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Pale yellow
Carbonation: Persistent small carbonation streams with some foam.


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong acidic and crisp apple smell with hints of must.
Initial Taste: Strong bite from the carbonation bubbles. Light apple flavour initially apparently.
After Taste: Sensation from foam and carbonation lingers long. Apple flavour develops with malty notes.
On ice: Carbonation bubbles become larger but the ice significantly cuts the bite. The apple flavour is even more apparent with ice but the overall flavour is watered-down.

Additional Notes: This cider is true to its name – being brewed the charmat method –  it is very sparkling in nature; so much so it is very close to champagne in taste and feel. It is not an average cider and we would recommend it for special, sophisticated occasions, not casual drinking in a pint glass. With a very refined, fresh apple flavour, it is an obvious creation of a winery because of the taste and feel.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 2

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