We picked this bottle of Longueville House Cider up from a reliable source of good cider, Acme Wines & Spirits.
Longueville House Cider is 100% Natural, handmade medium dry Irish Cider from our orchards in the Blackwater Valley, County Cork.
I read that the cider is made from Dabinett and Michelin apples. I’ve been reading up a bit on apple varities lately. Interesting stuff. Just picked up some Jonagolds from the farmer’s market.
About the Dabinett (from Wikipedia):
The fruit is of sufficient quality to make a single varietal cider, and a number of commercial cider manufacturers produce ciders made solely or primarily with Dabinett apples, including The Tricky Cider Co, Thatchers and Sheppy’s.
I’ve heard of Thatchers, but haven’t had the chance to try it yet. Another one to add to the list.
As for the Michelin, Claude Jolicoeur says:
In England the Michelin is not considered a variety of high quality but useful for its regular and heavy cropping.
We found the Longueville House to be delightful. Nice golden color, a little fizzy, tart, earthy and delicious.
We also picked up a bottle of Slyboro Black Currant Cider from Acme, but we haven’t cracked that one open yet…