Aaron Burr Cidery, Mamakating Hollow
Winemaker: Andy Brennan and Polly Giragosian
Country: United States, New York
Appellation: Hudson River Valley
Apple variety: Unsprayed wild and abandoned apples from various Wurtsboro area locations
Story: Mamakating is the name of the town that encompasses the village of Wurtsboro, and ‘Mamakating Hollow’ refers to the area south of rt. 209, one of the original highways in the country, originally known as Old Mine Road. It was a Paleo-Indian trail thousands of years ago, and eventually was used by the Lenape. There is a densely forested area full of apple trees, and the apples are foraged from the location closest to the cidery. This cider is dry and crisp with integrated tannins, bright acidity, and small bubbles; driven by bitter-sharp apples, this vintage is quite exceptional compared to years past. 180 bottles produced.