Double Mountain releases Red Fleshed Rosé Cider

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom has really been fleshing out their hard cider line, the latest is the Red Fleshed Rosé. The new seasonal cider is made from red fleshed Mountain Rose and Pink Pearl apples which bring the light rose color. Double Mountain’s Red Fleshed Rosé is a lightly tart cider, with delicate aromas of citrus and raspberry.

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Red Fleshed Rosé cider is dry and effervescent, leaving behind notes of tart cranberry and chardonnay. Available in refillable 500ML bottles and draft at our Hood River Taproom, SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood, and throughout the Northwest.

What fun to work with single varietals of apples. These red fleshed versions are beautiful when cut open, and have a slightly less sugary, more delicate flavor than your typical dessert varieties. When pressed and fermented, a light pink hue comes through and the delicate flavors come across much like a tannic white wine. The Champagne yeast aids in this, yielding a lightly fruited aroma, dominated by almost ripe red fruits (raspberry, strawberry), cranberry, and a bit of citrus rind (grapefruit). It’s dry alright, but there’s a slight perception of sweetness that complements the overall mouthfeel. Pinkies up!

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