The 17th of May is coming up and everyone is ironing their finest clothes getting ready for a day of celebration. A lot of people will open a fine bottle of wine, usually something sparkling, to help with the celebrations. We never say no to wine with bubbles! But this year we’re staying home, also with our choice of drink!
Followers of this blog will know our deep love and admiration for the cider being produced in Norway now. We have visited one producer in Hardanger and had cider as a wine of the week several times. But such is the quality of the cider produced now that we have no problem recommending a home grown bottle instead of more famous bubbles from all over Europe.
Enjoy 17. May and Gratulerer med dagen!
Hardangergutane Vindpust Eplesider - Kr 179,90
This is a lovely and sharp cider. Very pleasant on the nose with red apples dominating. Nice and long in the mouth with great acidity balancing the cider. It really is like biting into a fresh green apple. So yummy!
Åkre Gard Edel Sider - Kr 173,90
A little bit rounder on the nose than the one from Hardangergutane. Also has great acidity to balance the cider. Leans a little toward red apples in the mouth. Still it’s fresh and long and lovely. A pleasure to drink.
Both these are great as an aperitif, but will also handle the traditional Norwegian Koldtbord without any problems.