A beautifully poised celebration cider made with the ancestral method, & disgorged by hand! Blended progressively through the pressing season, this bottle combines two grand cider apple varieties: Dabinett & Foxwhelp. First came the Foxwhelp; the fruit was sourced from a magnificent old orchard with enormous trees in the prime of their life, that yielded an extraordinarily aromatic & concentrated juice. It was later blended with freshly pressed, very ripe Dabinett juice & co-fermented before bottling in the late winter.
The cider finished fermentation in the bottle & rested on the lees for over 16 months before disgorging. The result is very fine & delicious, with notable aromas of poached strawberries & peaches from the Foxwhelp, together with orange flesh & leather from the Dabinett. The tannins are soft & ripe, & over time the high acidity of the Foxwhelp has softened & integrated, with the Dabinett giving body & a lovely mouthfeel. Fermented with wild yeasts, with no sulphites or pasteurisation. Alc. 7.2% vol.