Minneapolis, MN, USA. July 2011
CRISPIN JOAN OF ARC, FOX BARREL MAID OF ORLEANS
Unfiltered, Limited Release Draught Apple & Pear Ciders
Aged in Sauvignon Blanc Oak Barrels.
Strength of Character.
"If Joan of Arc had a heart,
Would she give it as a gift
To such as me who longs to see,
How a legend oughta be."
Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark
Inspired by the legend of Joan Of Arc, also known as The Maid of Orleans, Crispin & Fox Barrel Cider Companies present a very Limited Release pair of unfiltered draught ciders.
Twinned hard apple and pear ciders aged for over 6 months in single-turn Sauvignon Blanc oak wine barrels.
"Inspired." says Ryan Aikens, Crispin Cider Company cidermaker. We see Joan of Arc and her alter ego The Maid Of Orleans as the embodiment of feminist courage and bravery, purity and the persuasive arts, elegance and classic refined beauty. We tried to build that in to the character of these unique ciders. We also think the songs by OMD are still very cool."
Pure Of Heart.
Crispin, Joan Of Arc.
A summer cider with pronounced oaky characters. Lighter body with an almost wine like character with a dry finish & tannic tautness and substance.
Appearance:Effervescent when 1st poured; light haze.
Color: Pale golden color.
Aroma: Oak, fresh apple
Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp & lightly lingering
Flavor: Light apple with a crisp acidic middle rounding out towards the end with oak & a mild tautness.
Fox Barrel, Maid Of Orleans
Voluptuous Perry (hard pear) cider, aged in Sauvignon Blanc oak wine barrels, smoothed with organic pear-juice, and a very light kiss of pure essence of Jasmine.
Appearance: Light fizzy when 1st poured & still looking in glass; medium/light haze.
Color: Dull straw color.
Aroma: Oak, light pear, hint of jasmine & honeydew.
Mouthfeel: Soft upfront, medium round sweet in the mid-palate.
Flavor: Sweet pear upfront without being cloying with a supple middle, moving into hints of melon, oak & jasmine.
"We always build on a distinctive cider architecture that is illustrated by a bold very forward natural bouquet, and a long clean, adult finish." says Bruce Nissen, Crispin COO and Head Cider-Maker. "These 2 ciders exemplify a crisp, elegant & fresh take on cider, with the oaky hint of the "Savage White" through the aging in Sauvignon Blanc oak wine barrels".
The Crispin Cider Company produces European-style natural hard apple ciders using fermented US West Coast fresh-pressed apple-juice in Original, Light and Brut varietals, and additional unfiltered Artisanal Reserves - Honey Crisp, Lansdowne, & The Saint, and also imports a classic English Dry Cider, Crispin Browns Lane.
The Fox Barrel Cider Company is dedicated to the production of superior pear ciders, using fermented fresh-pressed pear-juice. Available in Pacific Pear, Blackberry Pear and Apricot Pear varietals.
The company is based in Minneapolis, MN & Colfax, CA.
612 -331 3699