The first cider for the Vinaceous brand who are known for making wines (with fantastic labels!!) sourced from vines across the Adelaide and Western Australian wine regions.
This one is made using pear juice concentrate which the makers claim is necessary to stabilise the liquid and prevent bacterial infection prior to the brewing process taking place. That said, the raw pear juice is sourced from delicious Manjimup pears in Western Australia.
A pale straw colour gives home to subtle pear aromas and flavour. This cider pours frothy, but settles clear pretty quickly. With a medium level of carbonation, this one is fairly easy to drink and should appeal to most. There are no complex structures to this cider and there is just a hint of dryness. The sweetness of this perry would prevent me from drinking too much, as I tend to prefer a drier less sweet pear cider. I shared this with Mum who really liked it.
At 6.5% alcohol, this one packs a punch and is on average about 2% higher in alcohol content than most other ciders on the market. A 500ml bottle will provide you with 2.6 standard drinks. Whoah!
Serve this one chilled with or without ice. It will pair really well with strong spicy flavours which will help balance out the sweetness.
Vinaceous! Forbidden Fruit Pear Cider was purchased from The Sackville Hotel in Rozelle
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