Llanblethian

Llanblethian Katya Sparkling Ice Cider 2020 375ml


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Description

Llanblethian was the overall trophy winner at the IWSC 2020 awards for wines from apples, pears and other fruits and this ice cider won bronze.

Hand picked, Katya (or Katy) apples are pressed, then the juice is frozen. As the juice is thaws the sweetest juice comes off first and begins fermentation in oak barrels. This variety originates from Sweden and is well suited to growing in cool climates. A cross between the early ripening James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain varieties, it has notes of strawberries and relatively high acid. These characteristics make it well suited to ice cider production.

Llanblethian’s product quality philosophy is all about honesty and transparency: use only 100% fresh fruit, so as to retain all the delicate apple flavour compounds, never use ‘fruit’ concentrate (often stuffed full of preservatives to prolong shelf life), never add water to ‘fiddle’ the ABV, nor use fruit flavours (often chemical-laden). In fact all Llanblethian Orchards ciders and perries have full ingredient labelling, including juice content.

Tasting Notes

Katy apples are picked and stored (tumped) until very ripe, then milled, left overnight and then pressed and the juice frozen. The first melt is taken to make the ice cider, the rest discarded.

Sweet with a rich, fruity body with oak and mocha notes that come from the heavy toast of the oak barrel used for fermentation.

This wonderful rich dessert style has a light sparkle, which adds a twinkle to its wonderful luscious golden colour. The ripe red berry, almost strawberry-like notes on the nose, follow through to a delicious palate, whilst the acidity holds throughout, providing a delicate balance which maintain the length of the fruit and mocha notes on the finish.

Food Pairing

Serve chilled instead of port at the end of a meal with a cheese course. A triumph paired with Welsh cakes, fruit desserts such a strawberry flan, or high-end patisserie such as opulent entremets.

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Sweet

Ice Cider

8.5%

375ml

6º – 8ºC

£12.50

Price shown per bottle

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