Keep it natural, baby.
Sagardo should be served cold in a wide glass and poured from great height to break up the residual carbonic gas. Only a small amount (one sip's worth) should be poured into the glass at a time.
After fermentation in stainless steel the cider is blended in kupelas (old, large, oak cider barrels) it is bottled fresh and without filtration before each shipment.
The cider has a golden-green hue in the glass. Ripe notes of apple on the nose leads to an acidic, malted apple on the palate. The finish is crisp and fresh.
Isastegi is an old family estate located in the town
of Tolosa in the Basque Country of Spain. The estate was originally covered by pastures for cattle,
with only a few apple trees for the family to make
a small amount of cider for itself. In 1983 they decided to switch from livestock to cider output and
started selling their cider to the public. Pastures
were replaced by orchards and a small part of the
house became dedicated to cider production.
Over the years the demand for Isastegi cider
has increased and the family’s country house
has adapted to the changes. Recent renovations
added new state-of-the-art pressing and bottling
rooms as well as a larger space for the kupelas
(old, large, oak cider barrels) and the txotx (spring
tasting) season visitors. Every spring the people
of Tolosa gather at Isastegi to celebrate txotx season by tasting the new vintage of cider while enjoying the traditional meal of cod omelets, fried
cod and grilled steak.
Katie and Denny,
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