OLD WORLD WINERY Hummingbird Cider 2020, USA (Cidre)
Certification : Regenerative
Grapes : Apples mixed : Granny Smith, Johnathan, Pippin, King, Winesap, Rome Beauty and Quince
Region : Sonoma, CA, USA
Vinification : The method of Bottle Conditioning is called Col Fondo. This method is the ancient method of Prosecco making and came to me through the late Ernesto Cattel of Costadilla who I originally met at the Raw Wine Fair in London. After a period of 12 months in barrel, fresh juice is added from the following vintage. The cider is then bottled and a second fermentation takes place in bottle to bring the bubbles. This combines the tertiary flavor qualities of barrel aging with the freshness of the juice to provide a more complex flavor experience.