When this beauty arrived on my doorstep I knew it was going to be good, so much so that I put it straight in the fridge to save for Christmas Day with my family. Although tempted to sample it sooner, I managed to save it for Christmas lunch.
With a very fine and light carbonation you can tell that this cider has been made by winemakers - first off by the fact that it reminds me somewhat of champagne with just a hint of must coming through.
It is definitely a well crafted cider. It has a nice balanced sweetness and good acidic structure. With a slightly dry finish, this one was the perfect choice for our lunch.
We enjoyed this cider with a feast which consisted of: Pete's baked turkey with special stuffing made with wild rice, quinoa crumbs, sage, bacon and leek. As well as pulled pork sliders w/ crackling, Auntie K's delicious roast pumpkin and blue cheese salad, Uncle J's Greek salad and a selection of roast vegetables.
Later, we enjoyed some traditional Christmas pudding and a little trifle.
Everyone really enjoyed this cider and the only complaint we had was that we finished it too quickly.
RRP $18.00 per 750ml bottle
Available: Online here
Tell me, which apple cider will you be enjoying this New Years Eve? Will you be out partying or having a quiet one?
The Food Mentalist sampled Oakvale Apple Cider compliments of Oakvale Wines.