This crisp and aromatic delight is made by the Napoleone family at Punt Road Wines, in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. These people have been local orchardists for 60+ years, and grape growers/winemakers for almost 30. Who better to make cider?
The perfect accompaniment to a sunny, slightly chilly day in the kitchen – I began by making spiced, stewed apples, then moved on to prepping for a MoVida-at-home-feast: pork belly with quince aioli, on a bed of carrots and onion. All of a sudden, evening appeared, dinner and dry riesling were gone (the pork belly got half a bottle, the greedy thing!), and the pear cider was equally fabulous as an after-dinner beverage.
I’d certainly buy this again – and love the fact that all fruit used is locally grown.