Hoflößnitz Original Sächsischer Apfelwein

Weinhaus Hoflößnitz don’t reveal too much information about themselves on their website. However, the region Hoflößnitz in Saxony, Germany has a long history of winemaking tradition, which began in 1401 with the purchase of three neighbouring vineyards by William I, Margrave of Meissen. Since wine production and cider production have a lot in common. it’s not surprising that Weinhaus Hoflößnitz also offers the Original Sächsischer Apfelwein (the Original Saxonian Apple Wine).Company: Weinhaus Hoflößnitz
Place of Origin: Radebeul, Saxony, Germany
Apples: unknown
ABV: 6.8%
Package type: 1l clear glass bottle with screw cap
Recommended type of glass: white wine glass

Appearance: pours a clear orange with no head. No carbonation. Body is low.

Aroma/Nose: the aroma has notes of dried fruits, apples, raisins, apricots, peaches and red apples.

Taste: the first sip is sweet with a rather low acidity. The mid-palate has notes of dried fruits, apricots, red and yellow apples with a distant bitter taste. The aftertaste has a taste of dried fruits with a persistent distant bitter taste. No astringency.

Overall: the Original Sächsischer Apfelwein is a refreshing pour that can be sipped on a hot summer day. Personally, I found it a tiny bit too sweet and too dull/tiring. I had enough after only one glass. But, for those who prefer a less tannic drink (and not tart or sour), I think this is a quite pleasant and drinkable alternative. 3.5/6

Availability: from their vineyard in Saxony, and from Not Only Riesling in Berlin.

Price: Not Only Riesling in Berlin at 6.90 EUR