Crooked Apple Cider
What to expect:
Creamy yet crisply refreshing complexity
Crooked Cider is a family-owned business based in Ōtaki. The company is run entirely by the Rae family, including four daughters and mum, Karis. They bought the business in December 2019 as a family venture and it hasn’t taken them long to make a splash with two ciders in the Top 30 and a burgeoning list of lower North Island restaurants stocking them. The ciders are made at Harvest in Gisborne, so expect the technical excellence associated with them. The judges loved the complexity of this modern apple cider, noting the “soft and bubbly” mouthfeel that has an almost creamy or “mousse” texture. That’s offset by a crisp acidity and the more complex tannic structure. “A challenging but rewarding contemporary cider”.
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A classic apple cider deserves a classic match, so take the road well-travelled with pork chops, ham and pork sausages - all with spuds of course.