I choose April – so said the famous Norwegian author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson in his poem from 1869. And he was probably thinking of days like the ones we are having now, with beautiful weather all over the country, sunshine and temperatures closer to 20 than 0. So, inspired by him, we had to choose something Norwegian for this weeks wine.
As we do not grow wine in Norway – yet – this weeks wine is a cider. And followers of this blog will know – we LOVE Norwegian cider. It’s so sharp and precise in both it’s bouquet and in the mouth. And as spring time is also perfect for Rosé wines we have chosen a Rosé cider for this weeks recommendation.
The producer Åkre Gard is located on the west side of the South Fjord in Hardanger and have established themselves as one of the best cider producers here. The cider from them tends to be a bit more acidic, maybe because of the climate is a bit colder than for example in Ulvik? That means the cider is often very sharp and precise and great with food. Their rose though is perfect to enjoy by itself. So delicate and fine it just makes you want to drink more and more.
Åkre Gard Edel Rosesider - 159,90 kr
Such a beautiful rose colour! I can admire this the whole day long. The raspberries dominate the bouquet with hints of red apples in the back. It is such a fine scent of fruits and berries, like walking through a garden when it is ripening. In the mouth there is a sweet feeling at first, but the acid soon kicks in to give a perfect sense of balance. This will work perfectly with salads and barbeques, but let’s be honest – you will have drunk every drop long before the food comes to the table. Pure pink perfection indeed!