Abel Méthode Cider is made by us in small quantities from freshly harvested, hand-picked apples and pears. We use predominantly heritage varieties that have been grown in Nelson for over 120 years and carryout full fruit fermentation to extract true fruit character. Made once per year, our cider undergoes secondary fermentation in bottle, like champagne, and is bone dry, resulting in a fine cider that is refreshing and full of flavour. Abel New Zealand Ltd is an artisan producer, we do not add water, juice concentrates or other fruit. We make cider as intended from 100% apples and pears.
Abel Methode Cider 2017 – Winemakers Tasting Notes
Aromas – pure green apple skin, lime, sherbet, pear florals, bread and biscuit.
Palate – dry, focused and clean with tangy apple flavours, mouthwatering acidity and a delicate crunchy tannin finish. Refreshing and long with a precise stream of bubbles ala fine Champagne. 16th October 2018