Apfelweinkontor WeinAusÄpfeln Apfelperlwein Streuobst Restsüss 2015

Since 2012 Apfelweinkontor have been supplying German Apfelwein lovers with the best quality Apfelwein along with English cider, Spanish sidra, French cidre and recently even Polish cydr. Some of you may know that Apfelweinkontor produces also their own Apfelwein under the brand WeinAusÄpfeln. Annually they produce 4-5 different Apfelweins, which year after year receives Pomme d’Or award at the Apfelwein International in Frankfurt in many categories. More than that, their Apfelwein won 3rd place at Australian Cider Awards in 2012. Time to try another award-winning apfelwein!

Company: Apfelweinkontor
Place of Origin: Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Apples: old German varieties, so called Streuobst
Sweetness as per label: medium dry to medium
ABV: 5%
Package type: 750ml green glass champagne corked bottle
Recommended type of glass: flute or white wine glass

Appearance: pours a clear pale straw with a large white foam, which quickly dissipates. Carbonation is the mousseux type. Beautiful bubbles rising to the surface are absolutely hypnotizing (despite artificial carbonation).

Aroma/Nose: the aroma is typical for champagne or dry white wine. The nose has also a sweet note with a green and crisp apple.

Taste: the first sip has a moderate lemon-like acidity, which balances out a relatively high sweetness (at least higher than I was expecting). I can also sense a very pleasant and refreshing hint of green apple with a very distant acetic note. Also, other green notes are present, but they are unrecognizable to me. The aftertaste is dry with green notes.

Overall: This apfelwein has a very clean sophisticated taste without any off notes resembling rather medium sparkling white wine than apfelwein. No tannins or at least I can’t taste them. Also, I expected less sweet taste from Restsüss, which means residual sweetness in German. To my palate, this apfelwein was a bit too sweet, but it’s just my opinion. Nevertheless, Apfelweinkontor produced a refreshing apfelwein of great quality. I think that their ‘Trocken’, (German for dry) will be more appealing to me. Restsüss is for those, who prefer their cider on the sweeter side. 4/6

Availability: if I’m not wrong, exclusively through Apfelweinkontor in Frankfurt, Germany.

Price: purchased online from Apfelweinkontor at 8 EUR.