natural apple cider sparkling
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Ramos del Valle from Sidra Fran is an all-natural hard cider made with traditional methods using apples from the Asturias region of northern Spain. Founded in 1918, Roberto Ramos is the third generation of his family to make cider. Sidra Fran is currently owned and operated by Roberto and his four siblings. Sidra Fran uses only native apples from the region. The apples are hand harvested in September from the family's own orchards on mountain slopes. There are over 800 native apple varietals in Asturias and 22 varietals authorized in the region. Sidra Fran is in the process of recovering additional ancient apple varietals. Fermentation occurs naturally and spontaneously, with native yeasts. The cider then rests in large chestnut wooden vats, in contact with lees for over five months. No sugar or carbonation is added.