Cider Alai Sidra

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This dry, cautiously airy adamantine cider is fabricated from four varieties of apples and quince application the ancient pétillant naturel method of fermentation—all in the adumbration of the Chilean Andes.

It’s allotment of our accumulating of artisanal brewed beverages fabricated application alleviation acreage practices and bottled with basal intervention.

  • 750 ml bottle
  • Alcohol agreeable 7% by volume
  • Product of Chile
  • Must be 21 or earlier to purchase
  • Best captivated by end of 2028
  • Purchasers charge be a citizen of, and address to one of these states: AK, CA, CT, DC, FL, LA (wine & cider only), ND, NE, NH, NM, OR, VA, WV, WY
  • All sales are by Backwoods Ferments, LLC and accountable to accepting and approval by Backwoods Ferments
  • Forest Ferments has producer’s permission to advertise artefact absolute to consumer
  • Not for resale

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    Why Accustomed Wine?

    • Thanks to low-intervention growing and processing techniques, this cider beautifully expresses the mural in which it’s grown—so anniversary sip conveys the taste, aroma, and spirit of a accurate abode on earth
    • Fruit is developed with adorning practices that restore rather than bankrupt bounded ecosystems
      • No herbicides or pesticides: On some farms, sheep abrade bottomward the weeds; on others, waterfowl handle annoyance ascendancy and accommodate fertilizer
      • Native plants abound amid rows to anticipate erosion, draw bottomward carbon and advance clay health
    • Fermentation, crumbling and bottling:
      • No filtration
      • Minimal or no added sulfites
      • No animal-based allegorical agents; our cider is vegan
      • Naturally occurring, aboriginal yeasts—rather than lab-grown varieties—drive fermentation
    • Flavors are wild, intense, unconventional


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    Product Details

    • Fermentable base: apples, quince
    • Produced and bottled in Valle de Cachapoal, Chile
    • Imported by Viticole Wine, St. Helena, CA
    • Distributed by Backwoods Ferments LLC, Ventura, CA

    About the Producer

    The Orchard

    • Alai Sidra sits at the bottom of the Chilean Andes, in the Valle del Chachapoal
    • Orchards are added than 50 years old and accommodate Aristocratic Gala, Granny Smith, and Scarlet varietals
    • Trees are abiding in abundant alluvial terraces
    • Thorny quince grows forth the orchards’ edges to accumulate out pests
    • Horses and sheep abrade bottomward the built-in grasses while adorning the copse with fertilizer
    • All bake-apple harvested by duke at aiguille ripeness
    • Pressed with an artisanal bassinet address in baby batches, for vintage-specific acidity profiles


    The Cider Maker

    • Laurence Real, architect of Alai Sidra, is a Basque-born oenologist who now devotes her talents to bearing accustomed adamantine cider
    • Fermentation techniques accommodate the pétillant naturel method. The oldest way to accomplish sparkling wine, it involves bottling wine that is still fermenting, accoutrement CO2 in the canteen to aftermath fizz.
    • All of Alai’s cider is unfiltered, artlessly effervescent, and agilely complex


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    Apples grow on a tree in an orchard in Chile

    Sourcing Our Accustomed Wines

    The bake-apple of alleviation labors: Aristocratic Galas as brittle as the abundance air. Machalí, Chile. Photo by Pablo Bastias

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