The international feature of this event gets even more real, having this year Japanese and South African representation.
LA SIDRA.-The seventh edition of the International Hall of Gala Ciders will be without any doubt the most international of the current editions, since apart of the usual wide European participation, this year there will also be representation from Japan (Tamura Farm) and South African (Sxollie Cider). There will also be some other surprise we will announce.
This cider mill, Sxollie, is from Cape Town and makes cider from apples sourced from the cool orchards of Elgin, with the fresh juice fermented in stainless steel tanks. Champagne yeasts are used to ensure an elegant flavour profile before careful bottling and carbonation that delivers a delicate sparkle to the final product. The result is a light easy-drinking sessionable cider that captures the essence of the fruit.
The eye-catching ‘X’ mosaic emblazoned across the bottle is inspired by pottery designs synonymous with southern Africa, yet also offers a nod to our Afropolitan roots in the urban jungle.