Revel - Piquette Ultra (Small Wine) / 355mL
Revel Cider (Guelph, ON)
For the uninitiated, piquette is an historical beverage, originally made by farmhands in France. You take pressed grape skins, soak them in water, and press them again to make a low-ABV wine. With this vintage, Revel added an apple piquette to the grapes (technically called Ciderkin), and blended everything into these cans—which could only be dubbed Piquette Ultra. The varietals here are Muscat, Maréchal Foch, Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc and Ida Red. The aroma is canteloupe slices studded with watermelon jolly ranchers. But the flavour is a mind boggling amount of fruit, purple flowers and a saline, olive-y undertone. It's rich and delicious and you might want to think about it but you really don't have to.