Some orchards even more than others contain within them a special kind of magic. Duffryn is one such. Towering cathedrals of oak flank avenues of ancient twisted and gnarled apple trees which are home to a plethora of life. White ermine moths, red kites, iridescent noble chafer beetles, butterflies, bats, bees, fungi, foxes and foxgloves all inhabit and frequent this haven from industrial agriculture.
Red apple skins and autumnal earthiness on the nose. In the mouth this orchard blend has a burst of fruity acidity followed by big, soft chewy tannins and juicy fizzy cola bottle flavour with a hint of spice. Long drying and gently astringent finish.
Natural, unfiltered, unpasteurised, wild fermented, pet nat medium, pure juice cider
Apples handpicked from unsprayed traditional standard orchards - Harry Masters Jersey, Dabinett, Yarlington Mill, Sheeps Snout, Browns, Newton Wonder, Kingston Black
Pressed November 2020
No added sulphites
Fom Little Pomona:
wild ferment bottled as pét nat
From gnarly old trees in a hundred-year old hill top orchard, we handpicked a quarter ton of Shropshire Prune damsons. To capture the wonderful aromatics, we carbonically macerated these along with some Thorn and Hendre Huffcap perry pears for four weeks, before pressing them and running the juice into barrels to ferment spontaneously.
Later on we added more freshly pressed perry pear juice, this time from three French varieties, plus the juice of 40kg of that historic gem, the medlar, and bottled it. The result? An incredibly attractive and astonishlingly aromatic, sparkling fruit bomb summer pudding in a glass!
Both a little different and a lot special - please chill it well and pour it fast. Honestly, it can be a little frisky!
Gluten free. Contains naturally occurring sulphites
Fom Little Pomona:
Dry, still cider
Egremont Russet is one of the great cider apples but few think of it in that context. We took these beautiful apples, fully ripe from a great growing season, milled and macerated them before pressing and fermenting spontaneously in tank. Towards the end of fermentation, we moved the nascent cider into ex-white burgundy barrels to mature on the fine lees for eight months, before blending and bottling, still without additions.
This has emerged as wine-like as cider can be. Pale yellow with green highlights, it has a very attractive nose of stone fruits, sweet apple and subtle nuttiness. Its pristine and clear, glossily textured in the mouth and laden with ripe melon and kiwi fruit, freshly cut yellow apples, hints of aniseed and green mountain herbs, and a distinct nut skin note to the finish.
Drink cold, but not too cold.
No added Sulphites. Gluten free. Vegan friendly