Adam, Eve and an apple. Yes, it is still going to be about cider. Adam and Eva are the founders of Goldkehlchen, a company behind cider produced in Austrian region of Styria.
Company: Goldkehlchen KG
Place of Origin: Vienna, Austria
Apples: a blend of apples from Styria
Package type: 330ml translucent bottle with crown cork
Recommended type of glass: pint glass or flute
Appearance: pours a clear pale straw yellow with a big head, which quickly disappears. Carbonation is high and not natural. Body is light to medium.
Aroma/Nose: The nose has dry white wine and green apple notes with some peach and skins of white grapes.
Taste: my first taste was moderately sweet and slightly acidic. There are also quite strong white wine notes giving me the impression I am drinking a white wine not cider. The finish is dry and has a very gentle bitter taste.
Overall: If someone told me Goldkehlchen is a white wine I would believe it straight away. It is very grapey and resembles nice table white wine made of white grapes. I can’t say that this little birdy is unpleasant. It is just very simple, not really complex but definitely easily drinkable. I could have Goldkehlchen Cider again if I had no better alternative. 3.5/6
Availability: As per their website, Goldkehlchen should be available in Austria (obviously), Finland, Germany, Estonia, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK.
Price: bought locally in Berlin from Galeria Kaufhof at 3.99 EUR.