Harvest Rosé ’18 – Tasting Notes: strawberry, raspberry, anise, vanilla cream, honeysuckle, fresh lively tannins. Half of this cider comes from the red-fleshed apple, Redfield, giving a rosé color to the cider. Apples picked in October 2018 and pressed November 2nd, 2018. Cold co-fermented in stainless tank with DV10 yeast. Racked into bright tank near completion of fermentation. Force carbonated for kegs. No added SO2 (sulphur dioxide). Naturally cloudy. Cider made from 50% certified Biodynamic apples, 50% non-spray/organically managed apples. Harvest Rosé is our first cider released from this year’s harvest. Special Note: Redbyrd’s Harvest ciders are kegged early releases of cider pressed that very season. Fresh, bright, lively, and ever so slightly off-dry.Apples: 50% Redfield (grown Redbyrd Orchard and Hammerstone Orchard, Trumansburg), 22% Keepsake (grown certified Biodynamic at Redbyrd Orchard, Trumansburg), 20% Freer Crab (grown Jay Freer, Geneva), 8% Muscadet de Dieppe (grown Hammerstone Orchard, Trumansburg)Residual Sugar: 0.7% Alcohol/Volume: 8.0% pH: 3.5 TA: 0.6 Limited availability in kegs only for wholesale. Currently available only in Ithaca, by glass at Liquid State and by growler at Cellar d’Or.
Workman Dry ’17 – A floral nose of Rose, Honeycomb and Palo Santo. Mineral, Slate, Lemongrass and Ginger, finishing with bright Citrus and Lemon Zest. Bright , Crisp, Playful. 20% Cox Orange Pippin, 14% Goldrush, 10% Margil, 9% Newtown Pippin, 9% Spigold, 8% Dolgo Crab. Also containing – Rhode Island Greening, Roxbury Russett, Rubinette, Zabergau Reinette, Baldwin, Freedom, Macfree, Honeycrisp, Zestar, Browns Apple, Dabinett, Brown Snout, Bulmers Norman, Ellis Bitter, Somerset Redstreak, Harrison Crab, Tremletts Bitter and unnamed wild apples. Available in stores and Online
Cloudsplitter ’17 – Estate grown highlighting the terroir of our two hillside orchard sites. Blended as apples at the press, unfiltered and bottle conditioned, disgorged. Biodynamic. Crisp, full of citrus with structured tannins and racy acidity. Primary Apples: Kingston Black, Porter’s Perfection, Baldwin, Golden Russet, Newtown Pippin, Dabinett, Muscadet de Dieppe, Gnarled Chapman, Barn Hill Sharp, Harry Masters Jersey, Yarlington Mill, Stoke Red, Brown Snout 0.0% residual sugar, 9.7% alcohol/volume. 54 cases produced. Release date- Fall 2018. 98 cases produced Available in stores and online
Starblossom ’17 – Starblossom focuses primarily on European bittersweet and bittersharp apples, with a portion of the cider aged in French and American oak barrels. The apples for this cider come from our own trees and the orchards we partner in care for at Tree Gate Farm and Newell Farm. Unfiltered and force carbonated. 0.0% RS, 8.5% alcohol/volume. Release date- August 2018 150 cases produced Available in stores and online
Celeste Sur Lie ’14/’15 – An elegant cider for celebration, made in the traditional style and disgorged after aging on bottle lees for over 24 months, giving you a beautiful helix of endless soft bubbles in your glass and a creamy buttery mouthfeel. 0.0% residual sugar, 10.5% alcohol/volume. Release date- May 2018 ongoing (disgorged in groups of 10 cases), 44 cases produced Available in stores and online
Wild Pippin ’15 – A delicate nose of white pepper, lemongrass, and lime. Herbaceous notes of freshly dug wild carrot, finishing with mouthwatering tannins. This cider is from 100% wild grown fruit collected in Tompkins and Schuyler counties from wild grown seedling trees from the bumper year of 2015, picked September 15th through November 1st and pressed in two pressings. Aged in neutral oak and bottle conditioned. Aged in bottle 1+ year. 44 cases produced. Available online
Vernal Cloudsplitter ‘17– Estate grown highlighting the terroir of our two hillside orchard sites. Blended as apples at the press, unfiltered and force carbonated. Biodynamic. Crisp, full of citrus with structured tannins and racy acidity. Primary Apples: Kingston Black, Porter’s Perfection, Baldwin, Golden Russet, Newtown Pippin, Dabinett, Muscadet de Dieppe, Gnarled Chapman, Barn Hill Sharp, Harry Masters Jersey, Yarlington Mill, Stoke Red, Brown Snout. 0.0% residual sugar, 9.7% alcohol/volume. Release date- May 2018 22 cases produced SOLD OUT
Andromeda Crab ’15– A nose of ripe strawberry, lemon peel, and waxy bittersweet apple notes. Finishes with lingering tannins and velvety texture. Andromeda. It’s the closest galaxy to ours and the brightest is the heavens- the most distant thing you can see with the naked eye. The way we think about Andromeda is the way we feel about the crab apples in this cider: they are amazing! We hope you’ll open this bottle of cider and spend an evening sky gazing and contemplating the wonders of the universe. 80 cases produced. SOLD OUT