Metal House Cider - Ammir 2017
Esopus, New York
From the importer -
Fruit for the Ammir came from our first harvest in 2017 at
the historic Esopus orchards, where we have been following
organic, biointensive and biodynamic practices to bring back
the 900+ trees there, some of which are 125 years old.
Succeeding the Debut and similarly elegant, the Ammir has
subtle dried stone fruit on the palate, a light yeasty
complexity, fine mousse and crisp finish.
Traditional Method -0% RS
We are a builder and a painter who moved to Esopus from the city in 2009, eight months pregnant and ready for something closer to the land.
The orchard is a homecoming of sorts for both us – (Matt grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where his dad is a winemaker, and so he spent his childhood in the vineyards and cellar. Kimberly has always loved the harvest, whether it be olives in Italy or summers working wheat harvest in her native Walla Walla, Wa.) It wasnʼt long before we started to experiment with cidermaking using the curious and flavorful fruit from the neglected apple trees on our property.
We relish the harvest as well as the hard work required to produce a superior cider that is a true reflection of the Hudson Valley and its story.
We heartily enjoy the spoils and hope you will too!