Shobbrook Cider (White) 2016
Awesome blend of Sauvignon Blanc (40%) and Pear juice (60%).
A nice refreshing drink, showing a lots of lemon zest, lime and orange, it make us think of an old traditional pear cider, the unfined and unfiltered style that we find in Normandie.
There is a lot of complexity in this little bottle and what pleasant drink and accessible in pricing.
Won’t last long in store, small allocation.
Shobbrook Cider (Red) 2016
Beautiful blend of Mourvedre (40%) and pear juice (60%).
Fermented separately, they come together creating a beautiful texture and aromas.
The pear restrains the power of Mouvrvedre, that is usually pretty powerful and tannic. This is a rare and good example of what we can have when you blending fruit and grapes together.
Juicy, soft, smooth, so many adjectives that can definite this wine/cider. Lots of fruits in this glass, strawberry, cassis and a very good acidity on a back palate.
Bravo Tom, this is an awesome drink and we're sure it will inspire a lot of winemakers.
Batlow OPA Oaked Pear & Apple Cider 4.8%
Handcrafted from locally grown pears and Batlow apples. Batlow OPA displays ripe green pear and fresh apple notes with subtle hints of French oak.
Cidrerie du Vulcain Transparente 2015 4%
An elegant cider with splendid balance between refreshing acidity, fruitiness and minerality. Some slight sweetness however it is perfectly balanced by the fine acidity.
Vulcain produces some of the most unique and interesting ciders around.
"Jacques Perritaz, the man behind La Cidrerie du Vulcain, works exclusively with the local orchard fruits of Fribourg: ancient varieties of apples, pears and quinces grown on high-branched, untreated trees. The Fribourg terroir, with its cool climate and diverse soils, provides for beautiful nuances in the aromatic expression of the Vulcain ciders, an effect that is only enhanced by the old age of the high-branched trees.
The fruit is bought directly from the producers, and Jacques often harvests himself. By creating a buzz and demand for his phenomenal cuvées, the goal is to valorize Fribourg’s older, high-branched orchards that otherwise risk abandonment. Jacques hopes to preserve the inherently rich natural environment of Fribourg that is essential to maintaining biodiversity. This movement has been otherwise promoted by the FSP (Swiss Landscape Foundation)." - Importer (originally from beckywasserman.com)
Pagan Limited Release Wood Aged Apple Cider 9%
A barrel-chested libation, with a core of sweetness at its heart, this award-winning cider was aged in old French oak for more than 12 months, adding layers of lingering complexity. Very limited release. A truly special brew. No two vintages will be the same. And neither will you.
Pagan Limited Release Strawberry Apple Cider 5.8%
Plump red starwberries, left to slowly ripen in a sunny field near Cygnet, were plucked, lovingly pressed and blended with our pristine apple cider. The result is a refreshing infusion, with slight seasonal variations each vintage. A special little tipple that is almost too good to share.
Pagan Limited Release Blueberry Apple CIder 8%
Heavenly Tasmanian blueberries, picked at perfect ripeness in the full flush of summer, take a gentle tumble with pure apple cider in this exquisitely perfumed, blue-hued elixir. Made in very limited quantities, this sparkling blend truly is a blushing beauty. Enjoy it while you can.
Australian Seis Hermanos Lager 4.5%
A refreshing lager inspired by the hot dry plains of Mexico. Brewed with maize and lemony liberty hops to give a deliciously light, clean palate with more than a hint of lemon and citrus.
Willie Smith's Whisky Barrel Aged Cider 9.7%
This cider has been aged in Lark Distillery whisky barrels. After selecting and blending 7 and 12 month aged barrels, this cider was bottled fermented and aged on yeast lees for a further 12 months. The result is a structured dry cider with warming whisky notes, toasty complexity and a plush mothfeel. Best served at 12C with mature cheeses. Viintage 2014.
Red Sails Wild Cider 7.5%
Heritage cider apples are naturally fermented with wild yeasts from the orchard. Rich funky flavours and soft tannins develop over months in French oak casks and a natural sparkle develops in the bottle. This robust cider stands up well against the flavours and scents of strong cheeses.
Red Sails Perry 6%
Made from Napoleon pears which have been growing at Pear Tree Cottage for over 100 years, plus heritage cider apple varieties to give tannin and depth. Double fermented, with the second ferment in bottle. Bright lemon/gold colour, quite clear, fresh citrus aromas with honey overtones. Perry holds some sugars after fermentation, making it slightly sweeter than dry cider, but with a refreshing tannin finish.
Red Sails Cider Gold 3.4%
Cider made using French methods- maceration followed by ‘keeving’ to remove pectins and control wild yeast activity, matured in French oak casks. Golden amber in colour with characterful aromas of rich apple overlaid with raunchy buckwheat honey. In the mouth it is medium-dry with rich apple flavours and a smooth finish. The bubble is extremely soft and gentle, not at all fizzy. Will improve with bottle age.