Welcome to Pips & Gribbles, my love letter to apples and cider.
First a confession. West County Cider's Redfield was one of my bucket list ciders.
Rustica is a cider with a great story, a story that revels intention, opportunity, and a desire to create a beverage with layered flavors and complexity.
I am not sure if terroir is anything more than very effective French marketing, but I want to believe in the concept. I want to believe that soil, climate, and farming practices impact the character of apples, juice, and cider.
So your interested in starting a cider apple orchard. How to begin to sort through the myriad materials on apple varieties?