2012 La Sainte Terre release
La Sainte Terre
“Do you know the origin of that word ‘saunter’? It's a beautiful word. Way back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, “A la sainte terre,' ‘To the Holy Land.' And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not ‘hike’ through them.”
– attributed to John Muir
La Sainte Terre is an opulent semi-sweet and sparkling cider. Bright gold with floral and fruit on the nose, look for an initial burst of rich sweetness that is quickly matched by deeper acidity from Golden Russet apples. Serve chilled.
Made from Golden Russet, Macintosh, other bittersweet varietals, and a splash of ice cider.
Pair with roasted chicken with savory spices, creamy cheeses, and fruit plates.
750 ml | ABV: 8.5%
notes of: pineapple, mango and honey
Let’s do a tasting, and find your favorite.
We’re pouring 6 ciders: La Sainte Terre, Ice Harvest, Rose & Sky, Black Currant, Pommore, and Night Pasture.
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