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Ruby Mac Hard Cider, 2020
Mouthwatering and well-balanced with a line of acidity and round body. Fruit and florals play with a lovely quenching apple flavor.
Christopher Bates MS
Alisha Blackwell Calvert
Writer: Rachel DelRocco Terrazas Editor: Rachel Del Rocco Terrazas
David DeFisher established Rootstock Ciderworks in 2012 in Williamson, NY, east of Rochester and near Lake Ontario. The fruit for their cider comes from DeFisher Fruit Farms, a third-generation and 500-acre orchard in upstate New York. Cidermaker Alex Robb took his knowledge of European winemaking and applied them to making cider here, using only organic byproducts, and heritage and modern apple varietiesÑwhich may change from year to year! Ruby Mac is from a single variety, Ruby MacIntosh, and a good amount of RS helps to balance out the natural tartness, and the result is something juicy, mouthwatering, interesting, and delicious. The floral nuances show themselves and prove that cider is a serious contender for distinguished palates. But also perfect for anyone needing a low-alcohol option on your next picnic or backyard BBQ.