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Patois Cider

'Parallel Voicing' Co-Fermented Pet Nat 2021

$23.00

'Parallel Voicing' Co-Fermented Pet Nat 2021

Patois Cider

'Parallel Voicing' Co-Fermented Pet Nat 2021

$23.00

"Two fruits, mountain-bestrode, sing out in tropical consonance.

A few truck bed picks from 100+ year old Morris Orchard in Monroe co-fermented 60/40 with Vidal Blanc from Bluestone Vineyard in Bridgewater. Finished in bottle in early December, and hand riddled and disgorged in early May. Just fruit in the ferment. Riper and fuller texture this year (dried mango snacks)."

-Patrick Collins 

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The focus of Patois Cider is balance: How do wild trees maintain their ecological equilibrium, and how can an orchard mirror this dynamic? How will several successions of microorganisms collectively transform the fruit? How do I align myself and my work with the interconnecting cycles of nature?

This process is shifting and part of a larger rediscovery of a lost American cidermaking tradition.  A cuvée will change year to year, reflecting seasonal differences in the fruit or adaptive techniques thought to better express those differences. The ciders will continue to evolve in the bottle and the glass. While I hope they will reward patience, they are not precious and are meant to be enjoyed.

The name is meant to reflect the idea that orchards/mountain fruit ‘speak their own dialect’ - that apples can express terroir. The only blends are wild fruit, everything else is single orchard bottlings.