Redbyrd's Starblossom focuses primarily on European bittersweet and bittersharp
apples, with a portion of the cider aged in French and American oak barrels. The apples for
this cider come from our own trees and the orchards we partner in care for at Tree Gate
Farm and Newell Farm.
Tasting notes: fennel, vanilla cream, leather, orange peel with full bodied tannic structure
Production Notes : Blended after pressing. Pressed Oct-Nov. 2017. Fermented to dry with
champagne yeast. 50% barrel fermented in 2 american oak and 1 french oak barrels and
aged on primary lees 7 months, 50% tank fermented and aged on primary lees 7 months.
Unfiltered, unfined, force carbonated. Bottled July 2018.
Apples: Browns’ Apple, Sweet Chopin, Domains, Sweet 16, Spigold, Porter’s
Perfection, Binet Rouge, Ellis Bitter, Redfield, Golden Russett, Somerset Redstreak and
Residual Sugar 0.0%, 8.5% alcohol/volume.
Released August 2018