Cortland Apple

Apple Description

Variable sized apple, can get large if thinned.  Light green with red blush and some streaks.  Popular eating, culinary, and all-purpose apple bred in New York in the late 1800s.

Juice Analysis

Brix = 11.4

Specific Gravity = 1.046

pH = 3.54

Total Acidity (Malic) = 6.1

Total Tannins = 0.06%

Cider Description

Color - Pale yellow.  Clear.  Almost watered down appearance.

Nose - Faint apple, must.

Flavor - Low to medium body.  Moderate acidity - starts mild then builds and fades slowly.  Little to no noticeable tannins.  Mild sour apple flavor.

Overall Impression - Nothing to be excited about, but not bad.  Could be blended with a higher gravity, more flavorful cider apple to fill it out.

Cortland Cider