Bordatto’s Bitxinxo Aphaule started his career as a winemaker but soon fell in love with cider. He founded Bordatto under the notion that he could craft a better cider by applying farming methods utilized in vineyards to apple orchards. Terroir is often overlooked when people talk about cider, but Bitxinxo feels that characteristics of the site such as soil, orientation, tree age and varietal are just as important to cider as they are to wine and he’s out to prove it. Multiple green harvests and extensive pruning are employed in his four hectares of orchards, all of the apples are hand-harvested and only native yeasts are used in all stages of fermentation. The Basandere, the “wild woman” of Basque mythology, is a finer and slightly sweeter take on the traditional Basque cider. Produced solely from apples grown on the estate, this cider blends selected apples from the 30 different varietals grown there. Each of the different apple varietals are fermented seperately with indigenous yeast for 3 months. Bottled aged for 3 months before release. Mild carbonation occurs naturally in bottle, no dosage. There is 20g/L of residual sugar.

Beer details
  • Style: Wild Ferment Cider
  • ibu: —
  • abv: 5.00
Domaine Bordatto

Domaine Bordatto