Napoleone & Co | Hard Cider | Louis
Napoleone Co. has just released ‘Louis’; a barrel fermented cider honouring orchard worker Louis Cardinoux who, in 1905, lost an eye working on their property in Coldstream.
Cold crushed from a single pick of the 2020 harvest of Yarra Valley apples, steeped on skins for 24 hours, then run to seasoned puncheons to naturally ferment. More savoury than it’s bottled stablemates, with regular lees stirring lending mouthfeel and complexity. Louis delivers a thirst quenching, cool-climate fruit flavour, with the funk and texture that comes from 30 years of hard graft in the Yarra. A cider that Louis, originally from Normandy in France, would have approved of heartily.
Off Dry | 355 ml | 4.5% alc | Origin: Yarra Valley | Fruit: Red Apples | Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly, No Concentrates, No Added Sugar.