September 25, 2023

Folklor Wine & Ciders’ Sky Fruit

Bottoms Up
By Anna Faller | May 6, 2023

Great cider starts in the orchard at Folklor Wine & Ciders, where fruit-growing team Izabela Babinska and Derrick Vogel use all-organic farming practices to let the flavors in their cold-hardy ferments shine. That’s why there is no shortage of apple goodness in their 2021 Sky Fruit sparkling cider. Made in pétillant naturel, or “pet-nat,” style (where fermentation is finished in the bottle), this rustic cider contains a blend of 16 apple varieties, including McIntosh, Golden Delicious, and Cortland, all of which contribute to its classically apple palette. The result is a gently-effervescent cider with subtle acid and a fruity-dry finish. It’s fresh, a little hazy, and it’s 100 percent Michigan. Grab a bottle for $25 at Psst! This one does throw some sediment, so if you prefer a clearer cider, chill the bottle for a few minutes before serving. Find Folkor Wine and Cider at 16820 Ferry Road in Charlevoix. (231) 758-4740, 

Photo credit Chris Stranad Photography


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