Introducing De Grendel’s Three Spades Cider – Bringing Style to Cider
Three Spades Cider is De Grendel’s newest Autumn release, celebrating the Graaff family’s close connection to apple farming. The premium cider is made in limited quantities using freshly pressed apples from Elgin. The inspiration for the name and logo of the Three Spades cider comes from the family crest, a spade for each son of Sir De Villiers Graaff, fourth baronet of Cape Town.
De Grendel’s cellar master, Charles Hopkins had the opportunity to apply his expert knowledge of winemaking’s scientific side and marry it to the art of cider-making. The key to a top class cider is the composition of the apple juices. Three Apple Cider has captured the purity of the apple through a blend of different varieties picked at peak ripeness.
The five varieties include 30% Golden Delicious, 30% Granny Smith, 20% Pink Lady, 10% Braeburn and 10% Fuji. A cider that offers more freshness and flavour, it can be enjoyed on a summer’s day, at the sunset hour or as an alternative to a cocktail. Naturally gluten free, it’s also a refreshing alternative to beer.