Carlow Brewing Company has launched a new rosé cider to market, under its Falling Apple brand.

The new rosé cider has been produced from a blend of 100% Irish apples, with no added sugar. Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Falstaff and Elstar apple varieties have been blended together for the new release.

Seamus O’Hara, Founder and CEO of Carlow Brewing Company, said: “We are really satisfied that our ciders can guarantee transparency in both production and provenance, we get most of our apples from Cappoquin Estate in Co. Waterford, and some from Boyne Valley in Drogheda, and are produced without any additives, or ‘nasties’, which means customers can enjoy a cleaner, healthier, more authentic and delicious cider experience.”

On the production process, Seamus said: “Pink or regular, the craft process always remains of the utmost importance to the cider making team. We don’t use sugar as an ingredient, so all the sweetness in our ciders comes from the apples! The apples are harvested in autumn and pressed into juice. The fermentation process can then take from 3 weeks to 3 months, it depends on the ambient temperature really.”

The new release promises a fresh and crisp apple pulp scene on the nose followed by an apple drop candy aroma. On the tongue, red fruit notes hit first, balanced with a fresh and lingering sweetness.

The cider pairs well with summer BBQ style dishes, especially chargrilled meats and seafood, as well as party foods like pork and cheesy canapés – in particular those made with goats cheese.

Coming in at an ABV of 5%, Falling Apple Rosé Cider is available from select independent off licences nationwide with an RRP of €3.69.

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