2021 Northern Spy
Traditional Method Sparkling Cider
$21 | 750 ml
white clover ~ lemon drops ~ crunchy plum
The Story of Northern Spy 2021
Oh Northern Spy. What a steadfast friend. Northern Spy grows well here—strong and healthy with slightly silvery leaves and large, conical apples born in abundance every other year. Northern Spy is James’s favorite apple and was the name of his favorite dog. Northern Spy is the variety planted 150 years ago in the ancient orchard on our Albee Hill farm (only a few hollow trees remain on that horse-drawn-plow terraced orchard). And Northern Spy is the name of the first single varietal cider we ever made. This year we are celebrating 20 years of Eve’s Northern Spy cider. The ‘21 pommage is a reflection of a lush and rainy growing season—chalky, lemony and pure. It is a nice showcase of Finger Lakes terroir: what that looks like in a homegrown variety, and what that tastes like in the glass and on the table. This is the cider to whet your appetite and cleanse your palate and make you come back for more.
~Autumn Stoscheck, Cider Maker/ Orchardist
100% Northern Spy grown on our farm
- Wild yeast primary fermentation in stainless steel and neutral oak.
- In-bottle secondary fermentation followed by hand disgorging.
- 195 cases bottled on June 8, 2022 with a tirage of yeast and sugar.
- Disgorged dry on Sept 20, 2022.
- Residual Sugar 1%, perceives bone dry
- Alc/Vol 8%