Maley Cidre du Saint Bernard
All orders need to be picked up in Greendale, Wisconsin.
We do not ship.
From Porto Vino:
Produttore / Producer:
The name “Maley” comes from both an old Valdostano name for apple (Malus in Latin) and one of the pre-20th century names for Mont Blanc (Mont Malais). Maley is Gianluca’s revival of an old Valdostano tradition of cider-making that Mussolini quashed in the 1930s as part of his effort to eliminate anything not sufficiently “Italian” — cider being in the fascists’ view a French affectation. Maley is the only cider producer in Italy making artisanal cider with heirloom apples. (There are a few siderie in Alto Adige, but they are not using interesting apples and the results are ho-hum).
Frutteto / Orchard:
Abandoned Alpine orchards planted upwards of 4000 feet, half of them in the French Alps surrounding Chamonix and half in nearly-deserted Alpine towns in the Italian Valle d’Aosta. No chemicals. Some of these sleepy apple trees haven’t been picked in decades.
Cantina / Cellar:
A Tavola… / At the Table…
Touch of funk, touch of fruit. A fun little Alpine picnic cider. Goes down easy by itself after climbing 4000 feet or with slices of sweet Prosciutto or lots of fresh cheeses.