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Cider Alai Sidra

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Join our mailing list to be the first to find out when our cider is in stock.  This dry, delicately effervescent hard cider is made from four varieties of apples and quince using the ancient pétillant naturel method of fermentation—all in the shadow of the Chilean Andes.

It’s part of our collection of artisanal fermented beverages made using restorative land practices and bottled with minimal intervention.

  • 750 ml bottle
  • Alcohol content 7% by volume
  • Product of Chile
  • Must be 21 or older to purchase
  • Best consumed by end of 2028
  • Purchasers must be a resident of, and ship to one of these states: AK, CA, CT, DC, FL, LA (wine & cider only), ND, NE, NH, NM, OR, VA, WV, WY
  • All sales are by Forest Ferments, LLC and subject to acceptance and approval by Forest Ferments
  • Forest Ferments has producer’s permission to sell product direct to consumer
  • Not for resale

    Pairing Ideas

    Why Natural Wine?

    • Thanks to low-intervention growing and processing techniques, this cider beautifully expresses the landscape in which it’s grown—so each sip conveys the taste, aroma, and spirit of a particular place on earth
    • Fruit is grown with regenerative practices that restore rather than deplete local ecosystems
      • No herbicides or pesticides: On some farms, sheep graze down the weeds; on others, waterfowl handle pest control and provide fertilizer
      • Native plants grow between rows to prevent erosion, draw down carbon and improve soil health
    • Fermentation, aging and bottling:
      • No filtration
      • Minimal or no added sulfites
      • No animal-based clarifying agents; our cider is vegan
      • Naturally occurring, indigenous yeasts—rather than lab-grown varieties—drive fermentation
    • Flavors are wild, intense, unconventional


    Learn more about Natural Wine, Ciders + Sake

    Product Details

    • Fermentable base: apples, quince
    • Produced and bottled in Valle de Cachapoal, Chile
    • Imported by Viticole Wine, St. Helena, CA
    • Distributed by Forest Ferments LLC, Ventura, CA

    About the Producer

    The Orchard

    • Alai Sidra sits at the foot of the Chilean Andes, in the Valle del Chachapoal
    • Orchards are more than 50 years old and include Royal Gala, Granny Smith, and Scarlet varietals
    • Trees are rooted in fertile alluvial terraces
    • Thorny quince grows along the orchards’ edges to keep out pests
    • Horses and sheep graze down the native grasses while enriching the trees with fertilizer
    • All fruit harvested by hand at peak ripeness
    • Pressed with an artisanal basket technique in small batches, for vintage-specific flavor profiles


    The Cider Maker

    • Laurence Real, founder of Alai Sidra, is a Basque-born oenologist who now devotes her talents to producing natural hard cider
    • Fermentation techniques include the pétillant naturel method. The oldest way to make sparkling wine, it involves bottling wine that is still fermenting, trapping CO2 in the bottle to produce fizz.
    • All of Alai’s cider is unfiltered, naturally effervescent, and vigorously complex


    Learn more about Alai Sidra

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    *Wine, cider, sake are non-refundable but we are happy to replace any damaged orders.

    WARNING: California’s Proposition 65

    WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk and during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to https://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol

    Apples grow on a tree in an orchard in Chile

    Sourcing Our Natural Wines

    The fruit of restorative labors: Royal Galas as crisp as the mountain air. Machalí, Chile. Photo by Pablo Bastias

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