This week's cider is another by the guys at Old Mout Cider in Nelson New Zealand. This line extension is unique because it introduces us to the flavours of the feijoa fruit - pronounced ( Fee Jo Ahh). Native to the highlands of Brazil, Paraguay, Northern Argentina and Uruguay, this fruit is also very common in New Zealand and is recognised for its pineapple and guava flavours.
This pale blonde cider marries the lovely flavours of apple, with the tart sweetness of the guava and pineapple. It has a fine carbonation and a medium balanced sweetness. The cider itself has fairly strong alcoholic flavours, and at 8% , a 330ml bottle will provide you with 2.1 standard drinks.
This cider is unique and would be a great alternative to a sweet fruity Riesling or Gewurztraminer. It will pair really well with spicy dishes and curries as the zingy fruit will help cut through strong flavours.
Made from whole fruit, with no added sugar, this one is also gluten free.
The Food Mentalist purchased Old Mout Feijoa & Cider @ Camperdown Cellars, Sydney.
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Next month, I am heading to New Zealand for the first time - and will visit the South Island. Please feel free to leave suggestions on places to visit, restaurants etc below.
Hope you are all having a great Sunday!