Hope you are having a great weekend, the weather has been beautiful.
This week's cider comes from the land of the long white cloud, otherwise known as New Zealand. I chose something a little different this week as a few of you have mentioned you like pear ciders. This one is a blend of both apple and pear and it's GOOD.
|NZ Yacht 'Loyal' on Sydney Harbour|
This blended cider is pale, medium-bodied & lightly sparkling. It has a mid palate apple & pear taste which is crisp and very refreshing.
What I love about it is that it is made using 100% apple and pear juice rather than a syrup concentrate. As you can see the colour of this cider is quite pale, much like the Herrljunga +46. I'm beginning to think this is the sign of a good cider, although only time will tell. As far as ciders go, this one would have to be one of my favourites.
This one will taste great with mild foods, particularly paired with some delicious barbecued seafood. This cider would be perfect with a cheese platter featuring a pungent blue like St Agur or Roquefort - the salty/sweet interplay is one of my favourite pairings.
It comes in 500ml bottles and has a 4.5% alcohol content.
Montieth's Brewing Co.
Crushed Apple & Pear Cider Blend
RRP: $6.49 per 500ml or $57.99 per case
Available at Dan Murphy's and good bottle shops.
Tell me, what have you been up to this weekend?
|Clear skies this weekend|