ITHACA SHARP is New York Cider Company’s crispest, driest hard cider, refreshingly tart, with almost no residual sugar. We picked the fruit from rescued 125- to 150-year-old heirloom Newtown Pippins and other trees we hold dear. These craggy antiques are remnants of the original orchard that once graced our 1820s farm in the New York Finger Lakes. Among the other apples in the blend: Smokehouse, Tompkins King, McIntosh, and GoldRush. New York Cider Company believes in sustainable farming methods and in traditional cider-making techniques. Ithaca Sharp is fermented naturally, allowing wild yeasts to impart their own unique, complex flavors. Effervescence develops spontaneously in the bottle. The evidence is the sediment at the bottom.