This rich, slightly oxidized cider from Virginia-based producer Patois Cider epitomizes rustic elegance. The Quaker Run Cider features a blend of Gold Rush, Black Twig, Roxbury Russet, Ashmead's Kernel, Grimes Golden from Quaker Run Orchard in Madison, VA at about 950' elevation.
After harvest the apples, were left in small bins in the shade to further concentrate for two to four weeks before pressing. A continuous fermentation carried through the full harvest window from September to December: the apples were crushed to soak overnight on skins, and then pressed them into a mix of 350L and 228L neutral French oak and glass demijohns. The multiple components were then blended to finish fermenting in the bottle.
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