Bereziartua Sagardoak Basque Cider

bereziartuaThe Bereziartua pours into the glass misty, foggy gold, sporting as it does a bit of cloudiness. The nose is a fresh mix of dried apple, acetic/vinegar notes, honey and sweet lemon juice. All in all its a really lovely set of aromas. The palate is interesting. It’s a lighter weight cider that delivers up tannin and clean acidity, both of which grab the palate in unison. But one also gets the tiniest bit of spritz that makes it dance a little quicker on the palate. As to the flavors, imagine soft and sweet lemon juice. Under-ripe apple notes make an appearance along with an herbal flavor that reminds us of thyme and savory. In the end this Spanish Basque cider has a lovely refreshing quality to it with a set of really well-integrated flavors that give it a lovely harmony. This is a traditional Spanish Basque cider from the famed cidermaking region of Astigarraga. It possesses a great deal in common with the more common Asturian ciders farther to the West.

Alcohol: 6%
Source: Astigarraga, Spain (Basque Region)
Fruit: A blend of traditional basque cider apples including Txalaka, Urtebia, Judeline and Judor.
Price: $10.00 / 750ml
Rating: 4\ stars

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