Ecusson Cidre Rose

Val and I spent the last 24 hours in New York. We stayed at the High Line Hotel, which is really cute. It’s in a great area of the city and we went out for tapas with my family last night. I had a vodka drink that got served in a grapefruit, which was amazing. They also had a rose sangria, which we didn’t try, but reminded me of this cider.

ABV: 3%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the cidery website, “In 2007, La Maison Écusson created the first pink cider recipe from Red Délice apple, a red-fleshed apple, to sign a quality product with a pink color. Beyond its color that charms the eye, our Rosé seduced by its alliance quite refreshing roundness and liveliness. It is an acidulous cider, intense, almost biting although it is fruity and refined by its aromas.”

Random: The entire website was in French, so I had to translate it.

The cider poured with a one finger, pure white head. It dissipated quickly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was very cloudy and bright orange. There was almost champagne-like carbonation visible. The nose started with ripe apples along with a touch of peach and some caramel sweetness. The taste started with a touch of tartness, but quickly went into some ripe apple sweetness. There was also some strawberry juice as well. The body was incredibly light with lots of carbonation. The finish was almost instantaneous with some ripe apples and strawberries. I picked this up a long time ago for Val, so I have no clue how much we paid for this, but this cider was a flat miss for me. I wish it had more fruit and depth and a touch of white grapes. I won’t be getting this again.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0