Sundstrom Cider 'Liminal' 2017

Article number: Sundstrom Liminal 17
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Leif Sundström began Sundström Cider after nearly 10 years of working in the wine industry. Beginning in Portland, OR, he then moved to NYC to work at Skurnik Wines. After leaving Skurnik, Leif worked at Weingut Leitz in Rüdesheim, Germany where he became inspired to pursue cider making, settling in the Hudson Valley upon his return to the US to do just that. His amazing ciders are a combination of select wild harvest apples, heirlooms, cider apple varieties and several species of crab apples in an effort to make vinous, age-able ciders that speak of place. Liminal is a cuvée focused on the terroir of the Hudson Valley and the heirloom varieties that have historical importance there. 2017 Liminal fruit was all grown by Samascott Orchard, in Columbia County, on sandy loam soils, and is comprised of: 34% Ashmead’s Kernel, 17% Golden Russet, 17% Roxbury Russet, 16% Newtown Pippin, 16% Northern Spy. The apples were fermented with natural yeast in stainless steel and aged in oak on their lees. The result is an expressive, aromatic cider, offering up spicy floral notes with a whiff of saline and earth. Flavors of tropical and stone fruits mingle with hints of crystallized ginger and lemon blossom. A generous soft texture is balanced by lightly grippy tannins, and a finish of impressive length. This will continue to improve with age for several more years but is drinking beautifully now.

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