Zaļš, green in Latvian is my next cider made by Paul from Mūrbūdu after their Pussauss Abolu Sidrs.Company: Mūrbūdu Sidra Darītava
Place of Origin: Ērģemes pagasts, Valkas novads, “Klētnieki”, Latvia
Apples a blend of local apple varieties
Sweetness as per label: dry
Package type: 330ml amber glass with crown cork
Recommended type of glass: wine glass or snifter
Appearance: pours a clear golden with a little head that quickly dissipates. Low carbonation. Body is low.
Aroma/Nose: the aroma is intense and fruity with notes of ripe yellow apples and apple skin with baked apples and vanilla biscuit/cake.
Taste: my first taste is dry, watery of medium to high acidity of lemon. Lemon taste and acidity linger on. Finishes dry with a note of lemon, a touch of green apple and mirabelle plums.
Overall: the scent is lovely, very fruity and apple-y. It’s really exceptionally rich and beautiful. So, you obviously get hungry for more. But what you actually get is quite disappointing. Taste-wise, I didn’t get much apart from a quite high acidity of lemon and a watery taste. One can tell that Paul is skilled in the art judging by a fantastic scent but the taste was rather average and it wasn’t enough to call this cider good. It would go well with food such as chicken, veal or fish. 3/6
Price: Zaļš 2018 Cidre verde. Sausais Jaunsidrs. Pētnieku sērija Nr. 01. was a sample provided by Paul from Mūrbūdu.