From berry-infused cider bases to apple-grape co-ferments, these four rosé ciders are turning the Green Mountain State pink.
Eden Ciders’ Imperial 11° Rosé | Newport, Vt.
Featuring a blend of 12 apples thoughtfully sourced from four regional farms, Eden Cider’s Imperial 11° Rosé is infused with tannic red currants and sweetened by an addition of ice cider. The result is full and well-structured, off-dry and petillant, with luscious notes of ripe red fruit.
750ml & 375ml | 11% ABV
Shacksbury’s Organic Rosé | Vergennes, Vt.
To create their popular Organic Rosé, Champlain Valley’s Shacksbury blends their Organic Classic dry cider with organic juice from Spanish red wine grapes, which lends the final product a gorgeous color and welcome notes of dark fruit.
12oz | 5.5% ABV
Champlain Orchard Cidery’s Foxboro Rosé | Shoreham, Vt.
Champlain Orchard Cidery — known for their easy-drinking cans — offers a balanced taste of New England’s bounty from their family-owned orchard overlooking Lake Champlain with Foxboro Rosé. Foxboro cranberries and Vermont maple syrup come together amiably in this sweet-tart, semi-dry modern cider.
12oz | 5.2% ABV
Fable Farm Fermentory’s 2018 Vinous Venus | Barnard, Vt.
A true rosé-slash-cider, Fable Farm Fermentory’s apple-grape co-ferment Vinous Venus features foraged grape pomace as well as fresh grapes and ages in barrels for a year. This dry sparkler has a pale rose hue and zippy acid.
750ml | 7.68% ABV