2021 Decideret Hva Drikker Mølr5745000002115
REGION: Copenhagen, DNK
SIZE: 750ml / ABV: 7%
Wild and juicy Cider Pet-Nat with an intense tangy expression of bergamot and pineapple that finishes with notes of bitter licorice. This skin-contact cider is made from the eating apple varieties Rød Aroma and Topaz from two certified orchards on the island Fyn (Funen). It went through 2 weeks of maceration with the Topaz apple pomace. As a pétillant naturel it was bottled during first fermentation, just before Christmas 2021, to finish its fermentation under the capsule. Bottled in December 2021 with 7.5g of Rs, this cider is undisgorged and unsulphured.
A trio of old high-school pals, Cornelius, Martin and Jakob were interested in exploring spontaneously fermented fruit pét-nats and ciders. After a couple of experimental years of hobby production, Decideret was founded in 2017. They now produce fruit pét-nats and ciders out of their winery in Nordhavn, Copenhagen. The question they'd always asked themselves: Why, in Denmark, do we have some of the best apples in the world but no real culture for fermented fruits?
In Denmark, official authorities estimate that around 5 million kilos of apples rot in the gardens every year. With this untapped bounty of surplus backyard apples of Copenhagen, the friends set about handling them in a similar manner as natural wines are produced — spontaneous ferments, just from apples instead of grapes. Alongside the Danish garden apples they began collaborating with some of the best organic orchards in Denmark. Other fruits other fruits joined the mix - grapes, pears, blackcurrant, cherries, raspberries, plums - and the result was dry, juicy and very vinous pét-nats.
"Our vision is to push the boundaries for what fruit in a bottle can be." - Cornelius, Martin and Jakob.