Hard Apple Cherry Cider

This is a lovely sparkling, light-bodied, fruit wine. Not too sweet this semi-dry cider uniquely combines the fresh crisp flavors of local apples and cherries.
Hard Apple Cherry Cider

Appellation:Leelanau & Old Mission
Harvest:Cherries in August, Apples in September
Bottling:4/09/12, 416 cases, 6.5% alcohol, 5% residual sugar

Flavor and Aroma:
Sweet apples and cherries combined with a bit of tanginess in the finish.

Aging Potential:
Drink now.

Thoughts for Food:
Enjoy this wine with cheese and fruit plates, luncheons, and BBQ foods.

It is also wonderful as a mulled wine during the cooler months. Try this recipe.

1 bottle Black Star Farms Hard Apple Cherry Cider

6 oz. water

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground clove

a couple sprinkles of ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients into sauce pan and give it a good stirring. Heat gently (for approx. 30 minutes), but do not boil, and do not stir again. Skim off the spices on top, serve and enjoy.

Black Star Farms • 10844 E. Revold Road • Suttons Bay, MI 49682
phone: 231-271-4970 • fax: 231.271.4883 • email: wine@blackstarfarms.com