Oiharte Basque Cider
The Oiharte Euskal Sagardoa is a particularly labeled bottle of cider from the Basque Country in Spain. The Euskal (Basque) Certification label guarantees that the apples are from the Basque Country, that the apples are within the acceptable list of allowed varieties, and that the quality of the finished product is of a particular level in the chemical analysis, as well as in regards to the visual, aromatic, and taste of the finished cider. Oiharte is allowed to add yeasts for fermentation, however this is done completely naturally in stainless steel with a strategic blend of apples for the desired result. The Errezila, Urtebi Txikia, and Txalaka apples are meant to give plenty of acidity to the blend, while the Moko apples are for bitterness, and the Gezamiña apples are for sweet tones; all together forming a balanced palate that offers these elements, along with the characteristic dry funkiness of ciders from this part of the world.