Rose Hill Farm 'Bandwagon' Rose Cider

Article number: Rose Hill Farm Bandwagon Rose Cider
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Rose Hill Farm was established in 1812 on land Peter Fraleigh purchased in 1798. In 2001, six generations later, Rose Hill Farm was honored by the New York State Agricultural Society as the only fruit orchard among the 10 Bicentennial Family Farms. Owners Dave and Karen Fraleigh transitioned the farm from a wholesale apple orchard to a Pick Your Own farm, over twenty years ago, expanding the crops to include cherries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, pumpkins, and winter squash in addition to apples. In 1998, the Fraleighs sold their development rights to the Scenic Hudson Land Trust, which through a conservation easement protects farmland and helps preserve the Hudson Valley’s world-renowned landscape. In November 2015, Bruce and Holly Brittain and Chris Belardi purchased Rose Hill Farm, with the shared vision to grow the Pick Your Own orchard, while remaining stewards of the land. “Bandwagon” is Rose Hill’s take on rosé cider. Primarily apples from Rose Hill’s orchard, it also contains pears and quince from the Finger Lakes, while the color comes from a two week maceration of Hudson Valley cabernet franc grape skins. It is fermented with native yeasts, bottled without fining or filtration, and then bottle conditioned with a touch of organic cane sugar to yield decadent bubbles. Aged 7 months in neutral oak barrels, it bursts with exuberant fruit flavors of raspberry and guava, and finishes completely dry with a delicate yeasty note and a crisp, refreshing character.

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