All the apples used to produce Finnbarra ciders are selected together with farmers from the counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Cork.
Knowing the farmers personally allows us to ascertain the care with which the crops are fed and cultivated. An extremely decidedly important aspect, given that the apple is our sole and only ingredient.
When the apples arrive, they are washed and selected manually. This helps us to obtain a pristine juicing for a better final result.
At the end we add a refined champagne yeast to give the cider that particular “fragrance” that leaves the palate sweet.
Each of the different varieties of apples, be they Dabinett, Michelin, Elstar, Jonagored or Eider Red are squeezed and fermented separately.
Tawny – the unique cider Port
Finnbarra Dry is a typical cider that draws on the sweet and sour tannic flavor typical of the Dabinett and Michelin apple varieties grown in the Laois and Waterford orchards.
Fragrant, rippling with a delicate astringency, softened by the freshness of the juice of table apples used to sweeten and complete the cider.
If your palate prefers dry, this cider is the one for you.
The varieties of Michelin and Dabinett apples are delivered to us in mid-October and are subjected to rigorous washing and careful control to ensure a high quality fresh juice.
We use a selected champagne yeast to ferment this juice in order to promote the best characteristics of the taste that will stand out during the fermentation process.
APPEARANCE – Clear, clear, amber.
AROMA – ripe apple with hints of raspberry and honey
TASTE – dry but with a hint of honey on the palate. A slightly astringent finish with floral notes.
SERVING TEMPERATURE – 7 degrees Celsius
PAIRINGS – Tasty meats, game and pork, cheeses and cured meats.
Manufacturer: Stonewell Cider