Drink of the Week: Argus Cidery Vinho Pearde

argus cidery vinho peardeTaking inspiration from Vinho Verde, the newest release from Argus Cidery pushes the boundaries of the category. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, the bright, fizzy 100% perry captures the soft sweetness of its base fruit with a snappy “young wine” characteristic, thanks to owner and winemaker Wes Mickel’s (one of our 2017 Imbibe 75 People to Watch) decision to use a lager fermentation process. “We were looking for tropical fruit notes with a crisp, citric balance to complement the slight sweetness and backend bubbles,” he says.