Big Island Cuvée, 2020, San Juan Island
Fruit(s): Cider-specific apples
Appellation: outside Bellingham, WA
Region, Country: Washington, USA
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Tess Baker and Niccolo Cotturi
"Our goal was to capture freshness of fruit, and to feature the broad array of apple-y-ness from the different farms and orchards we worked with. Rather than focus on a particular variety of apple, we chose to try to capture what each combination of trees during any particular week was offering. Each variety and time of harvest offered us something different to explore as we get to know our new home here, and we chose to embrace this broad diversity with 29 different bottlings.
Everything was processed and produced without additions, and bottled as a pet nat. That is, no added sugars, yeasts, oak or sulfites at any time ever. Everything was fermented and aged in glass or stainless steel, and nothing was or will be disgorged."