Plumb Cider

Plumb Cider Apple

Apple Description

Medium-sized apple.  A warm, yellow orange tint with sun-exposed sides waning to red (the Plumb Cider apple pictured here was redder than most).  Pleasant, juicy flavor.  Origen unknown.  It was brought to Wisconsin from Ohio in 1844 by one Mr. Plumb, and it proved to be a good grower, hardy and productive.  Few plum cider trees are still in existence today.

Juice Analysis

Brix = 13.8

Specific Gravity = 1.056

pH = 3.4

Total Acidity (Malic) = 7.2

Total Tannins = 0.15%

Cider Analysis

Color - Amber/gold.  Clear.  Brilliant.  Very attractive.

Nose - Subtle, fresh apple.

Flavor - Medium body.  Medium to high acidity.  Lightly drying and mildly bitter.  Long, dry finish with lingering acidity and bitterness.

Overall Impression - Very good cider on its own.  Nice balance of acidity and tannins.

Plumb Cider Cider