Belgium brand Stassen has been making cider since 1895 and Excellence was created in 1995 to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary.
Made using tannic apple varieties grown in Stassen's own orchards, this cider is perfect for those looking to celebrate. The blended apple varieties and a longer fermentation process have resulted in a medium dry sparkling golden cider.
It has a nice apple aroma with just a hint of pear coming through. A fine champagne type bubble carries the fruity apple flavours around the palate nicely and there are definite wood and yeasty characters present.
Overall, a nice cuvee style cider with balanced sweetness. Those who enjoy sparkling wine and or champagne will enjoy this drop. Serve in a champagne flute with a good cheese platter for a sophisticated cider experience.
Bronze Medal Winner and Best in Category ( Super Premium Cider) at the International Cider Challenge in 2010.
At 7% a 750ml bottle will provide you with 4.15 standard drinks.
The Food Mentalist sampled Stassen Excellence compliments of Kollaras Company and Stassen Cider.