A blend of 16 apples fermented on pinot noir grape skins. Pink, savoury & delish.
TASTING NOTE A pale red hue of pink. Delicately aromatic, with notes of violet. This is a refreshing dry cyder, with delicate red fruits and subtle earthy tones, light and softly sparkling. Suitable for vegetarians / vegans: YES (NB qvevris are lined with beeswax)
VINIFICATION Apples from the walled garden and the adjacent arboretum were hand-picked before being crushed and pressed in the winery. The juice was gravity fed into the Qvevri, then after pressing, 20kg of Pinot Noir grape skins, left over from making our red wine, were added to the Qvevri to be macerated. Wild fermentation in the Qvevri for around a month. Pumped out of Qvevri and bottled with 8g/l of sugar. Refermented in bottle, not disgorged.
SHORT HISTORY – Unsprayed apples from the walled garden and arboretum at Peasmarsh Place, adjacent to Tillingham. – Zero added sulphur. – Wild ferment. – Zero filtration. – Zero fining.
SERVING Serving temperature 10–12 degrees Celsius.