The 2018 Sagardo is the result of an exclusive collaboration between cidermakers Jasper Smith of Portland, Oregon and Guillermo Castaños of San Sebastian, Spain.
Made from fruit grown in the Hood River and Willamette Valleys, Son Of Man Sagardo is spontaneously fermented by native yeasts and bottled unfiltered and unfined.
It is a thirst quencher with clean, bright acidity, a touch of salinity and a soft tannic structure. Aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit lead to fresh green apple on the palate. There is a hint of vinegar – a hallmark of Basque cider – before a gently astringent finish. Shake well to reintegrate the fine lees before serving.