Sundström Cider

Hudson Valley

Leif Sundström runs one of the country’s most forward-thinking cideries, focused on varietal typicity, terroir, promotion of improved variety selection in the orchard, progressive orchard practices, and minimalist cellar work. Working with sustainably grown, heirloom apple varieties from historical cider-producing regions around New York State, he makes small quantities of dry, vinous ciders. They are complex, textural, acid-driven, and meant to age and evolve in bottle. Leif’s work is animated by his search for “the impacts of terroir and agriculture on cider’s ultimate potential.”

Sundström Cider Cider/Cider

Cider/Cider cider is a blend of 60% Rhode Island Greening & 40% Northern Spy apples grown in NY's Lake Ontario region on loamy soils by the Abendroth family. Both Rhode Island Greening and Northern Spy are heirloom apples native to the northeastern states. Once celebrated for their various culinary and cider uses, today these apples are increasingly rare. They are showcased in Cider/Cider each year to highlight the native varieties important to the region, and the varieties that mark the beginnings of quality for cider production amongst the region's various heirloom cultivars. Fermentation takes place in stainless tank before the cider is aged on its lees for 5-6 months before bottling, with no fining or filtration. The final cider is refermented in the bottle to produce a lightly sparkling, terroir driven cider.

  • N.V.
  • Northern Spy, Rhode Island Greening
  • United States
  • Western New York
  • Lake Ontario Region
  • Abendroth Orchard
  • Loam
  • Stainless steel
  • Stainless steel
  • 0.0
  • 750 ml

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