Bereziartua Sidra Natural

Sidras Bereziartua Sagardoak is a family owned cider producer, established in 1870 in Ergobia, Basque Country, Spain. In 1970 they moved to their current location in Astigarraga. Their natural sidra received Gold at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) in 2015 and Bronze in 2016. Moreover, in 2015 and 2016 Sidra Natural was awarded Pomme d’Or at the International Apfelwein Weltweit in Frankfurt.Company: Sidras Bereziartua Sagardoak
Place of Origin: Astigarraga, Basque Country, Spain
Apples: Txalaka, Urtebia, Judeline, Judo
ABV: 6.0%
Package type: 750ml green glass bottle with natural cork
Recommended type of glass: white wine glass or just any glass

Appearance: pours a cloudy orange. No carbonation. Body is medium.

Aroma/Nose: the nose has yeast, tart apples, fermented apples, grapefruit, lemon, orange and a distant vinegary note.

Taste: the first taste is watery with medium acidity and a light vinegary and lemon-like note. The mid-palate has a yeasty flavour with fermented apples, mouth puckering moderate tannins, and a gentle note of sauerkraut and grapefruit. The aftertaste is dry with a lingering astringency, grapefruit-bitterness and a touch of vinegar.

Overall: Sidra Natural is a very refreshing and rich cider. Nicely drinkable if you don’t mind the vinegar note and a quite high level of dryness typical for Spanish sidras. Although I enjoyed it I can’t call it remarkable. But I wouldn’t mind having it again. 4/6

Availability: from their online shop, Opily Jabko. Grau Online. Locally from InCider Bar, Dobry Cider in Prague.

Price: purchased in InCider Bar in Prague at 180 CZK (6.90 EUR)