Region: New York, United States
Appellation: Hudson Valley
Todd on this bev: “We have a number of Callery Pear trees on our farm and have always wanted to do something with the tiny, tart, tannin-packed fruits.”
Fruit: apples from an IPM-farmed orchard in Ontario County, North Fork + Callery Pears from Todd’s own farm
Making of: a couple of buckets of pears were macerated in the cider, then racked into neutral French oak 500L puncheons and left undisturbed for 6 months before canning.
Personality: bright and fruity cider flavors mingled with a deeper spicy oomph of the pears.