KATZ GRAVENSTEIN APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Case of 12 - 375 ml. bottles...$130
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The Gravenstein apple has played an important role in the history and culture of California’s western Sonoma Valley since the nineteenth century. Peak planting was in 1945 when over 14,000 acres of the area’s gently sloping hills were covered with Gravenstein apple trees. Unfortunately there are far fewer today with thousands of acres being replanted with grape vines. Slow Food has declared the Gravenstein apple to be a “Heritage” food that should be protected from further encroachment.
The fruit has long been sought after by chefs for its culinary uses and its elegant balance of sweet and tart flavors. Their dense texture makes them perfect for sauces and pastries, and the best apple crisp imaginable. It also makes the best cider around.
Here is where our efforts come in…we take this hard cider made from late ripening Gravenstein apples when the sugars are high, and then the cider is carefully and slowly converted to vinegar in our 55 gallon oak barrels.
The result is a pleasant elixir, redolent of baked apples, honey and sweet spice balanced with a solid backbone of acidity.