Red Hawk is a Spiced Botanical Cider -- which includes ciders with any combination of culinary spices, flowers, rose hips, hibiscus, fruit peels/zest (but not juice), and the like.
Fermented Apple Juice – crafted from fresh, estate-grown Apples, Hibiscus Flowers, & Natural Spices.
Traditional cool, slow fermentation to reduce loss of delicate aromas.
None, bottled early spring.
The cider character is present in Red Hawk and fits with the spices.
Brilliant, ruby red color, appropriate to the ingredients.
Distinctive mouthfeel. Cider is slightly tannic from effect of added ingredients, but is not bitter from over-extraction.
Taste (Low | Mod Low | Mod | Mod Hi | High)
Sweet – MH Sour – L Bitter – L Salty – L Umami - ML
Like a spiced mulled red wine, Red Hawk exudes a complexity of flavors. Yet, the apple character marries exquisitely with the added ingredients and gives a balanced result.
OG: 1.045 – 1.070 FG: 0.995 – 1.010
Ageability: 6-9 months