Nine Pin: Cidre Rosé
Cider: Cidre Rosé
Cidery: Nine Pin
Origin: Albany, NY, USA
Label Description: “Nine Pin’s mission is to support New York agriculture by producing quality craft ciders using 100% local New York apples and fruit. Cidre Rosé is our take on a classic wine-making method. This cider is crafted with New York apples from Samascott Orchard co-fermented with the skins of New York grown grape varietals: Concord, Traminette, Chancellor, and Noiret. Our rosé cider offers a full-bodied flavor profile with complex grape aromas.”
Color: Rose gold, clear
Aroma: Concord grape is primary; floral notes are secondary.
Body: Touch below medium
Carbonation: Between low and medium
Flavor Profile: Concord grape is the dominant flavor throughout the sip, with subtle notes of apple at the beginning. The sip finishes with a tart apple flavor, which continues into the aftertaste. A hint of bitterness also comes through in the aftertaste.
Overall Thoughts and Rating
Nine Pin’s Cidre Rosé is a crisp, refreshing cider. It has a wonderful balance of sweetness to tartness, and the relatively light body makes it easy to drink. The flavor combination of Concord grapes and apples is quite enjoyable and a unique take on rosé. This is the perfect summer cider – enjoy it pool or grill-side.
Overall, I enjoyed the flavor of Cidre Rosé. I felt like the Concord grapes in the cider were balanced out nicely by the tartness from the apples, resulting in a pleasant semi-dry finish. It is worth picking up if you like rosé ciders.