Wine Review – Barkaiztegi Sidra Natural

Barkaiztegi Sidra Natural 2015 Cider BottleNot your typical cider…

Name: Barkaiztegi Sidra Natural

Vintage: 2015

Producer: Barkaiztegi

Region/Country: Basque Country, Spain

Grape Varietal(s): Apple varieties!

Consumed: Atelier Restaurant in Ottawa

Recommended By: The restaurant sommelier, Gabriel

Cost: Unknown

Bottle Presentation: Plain, simple label

Appearance: Cloudy, a mix of pale green and pale yellow

Nose: Green apples, yeast/hops

Taste: Green apples and lime, with a sharp, refreshing taste

Finish: Lime and yeast/hops

Overall Impression: Although technically not a wine, we decided to rate this cider, nonetheless… An interesting, intense, and refreshing offering unlike other ciders. One could describe it more as somewhere between a beer and an apple cider. It paired very well with a cucumber, potato, and radish salad marinated in a vanilla and chipotle vinaigrette.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 84/100

Value: n/a

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