What is real cider

Cider

The Greeks and Romans were already familiar with apple wine, even if not the Hessian one. The Teutons, however, preferred mead, honey wine.

Fruit wine has a tradition wherever grape production was difficult due to the climate or the soil. It is often referred to as cider, sweet apple wine with a higher alcohol content.

In Hesse, cider is made in the traditional way without adding sugar and with complete fermentation. The Hessian cider therefore only has around 5.5% alcohol and thus, in contrast to wine made from grapes, has an alcohol content of 9% to 14% % has significantly less alcohol. In contrast to the French cider, the Hessian apple wine only slightly pearls.

In addition, the apple cider contains only a few calories. It is therefore also considered a diet drink. In addition, apple cider is said to have a vasodilating effect, a stimulation of blood circulation and a digestive regulating effect.

Like other wines, cider can also be preserved by adding chemical agents. Traditionally, however, this is done with a very low percentage of sour fruits, which make the cider clear and long-lasting. One of the traditional fruits for this is the service tree, which is not an apple, but a fruit from the mountain ash family.

The cider is often seen as a pure soft drink, especially when it is "splashed". On the contrary, it is a real fruit wine that - properly pressed - is a purely natural product. Correctly pressed, apple wine tastes like acid, but not more bitter than any other wine.