24th November 2021 By Staff Reporter | email@example.com | @foodtickernz
Orchard Thieves Rosé Cider has won the gold medal in the new Cider Innovation Rosé category at the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2021.
Made at DB Breweries’ Nelson-based Redwood Cidery, Orchard Thieves Rosé cider was the only medal winner of any colour from New Zealand at this year’s competition.
David Sax, chief cidermaker at Redwood Cidery, said the cider was a new release for Orchard Thieves.
“This cider uses the unusual red fleshed apple varieties ‘Geneva’ and ‘Red Love’. These red fleshed apples are used for their fantastic colour and their tartness (which is rhubarb-like) so perfectly balance the cider,” Sax said.
New to the competition this year, the Rosé category was introduced to reflect the growing trend for ‘pink’ ciders.
A total of 138 medal and trophy winners were awarded at the International Brewing & Cider Awards, which dates back to 1886 and was held last week at the National Brewery Centre in Burton-upon-Trent, UK.
The full list of winners can be seen here.
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