Troddenvale 'Countryside Farm' 2019
Country: United States
Region: Virginia (Shenandoah Valley)
Varietal: Harrison, White Winter Pearmain, Smith's Cider, Pomme Gris
Our choice to work with Raul and Mary’s orchard came naturally as they have played an integral role in getting our own orchards established over the past few years. In 2018, Raul hesitantly offered to sell us some of his first fruit his young orchard, worrying the quantities would not be enough. Ironically the few bins of Harrison and VHC were more than we had ever bought. In 2019, we were excited to see new varieties yield their first fruit, shifting this Grower Series bottling from a single varietal to more of a “field blend”. The most noticeable new contribution is that of White Winter Pearmain’s femininity. When pressed, its juice runs pale and fragrant, high in contrast to Harrison’s dark and concentrated juice.