~ Willamette Valley grown Jonagold apples ~
~ Oregon grown bittersharp cider apples ~
~ Finished in chardonnay barrels ~
Inspired by sparkling brut champagnes of the past, Riverwood is a contemporary take on a classic. Slow fermentation at cold temperatures allows the intense passion-fruit-like aroma of freshly picked and pressed Jonagold and Porters Perfection apples to flourish. Dry, bright, and floral, this New World cider brings the brut style out of the past and into the present.
Riverwood is made from a blend of Jonagold apples and an English bittersharp apple named Porter’s Perfection. Jonagold, which is a cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious apples, has big juicy and floral qualities to it. We cold-ferment with special yeast to bring out wine esters from the apples resulting in a ‘juicy fruit gum’ nose. The Porter’s Perfection gives structure and backbone and a bit of ‘snap’ to the finish.
Riverwood is named after the orchard where we source all the Jonagold and Porter’s Perfection for this brut style cider; Riverwood Orchard and Farm in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon. The cool nights and warm days allow the fruit to ripen and the acid content to stay high.
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