NGERINGA Cider 2020
Distinctly luscious, fruity aromas of candied apples and boiled lollies with marked notes of ripe pear and quince. On the palate, crunchy green apples. Pure, delicious cider.
The east facing "Summit Slope Orchard" faces the Mt Barker Summit adjacent to our Summit Vineyard. The orchard soil is sandy loam over clay and sandstone. The entire Ngeringa farm is certified biodynamic, farming with the rhythms of nature and working towards a self-sustaining farming system without the use of synthetic chemical inputs.
The apples, quinces and pears were pressed in 3 batches, co-fermented in 500L old French oak barrels and bottled at around 11g/L residual sugar. No enzymes, no added yeast, no filtration or fining.
Closure: Crown Cap
Overall 2020 produced some outstanding fruit, although not without challenges. An extremely dry winter and spring, coupled with poor flowering conditions, gave low vigour moderate crops. Fortunately, moderate rain events in mid and late January refreshed the orchards and set them up for a solid This period leading into harvest was textbook cool, Adelaide Hills conditions.