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Tinston Anatomy Sparkling 2017
Made from 100% freshly-pressed Bramley apple juice. After a primary alcoholic fermentation, it’s left on its natural yeast lees to develop body and complexity, after which it’s naturally settled and minimally filtered. After bottling, it undergoes a secondary fermentation that creates the natural fizz. However, the real magic is the in-bottle on-the-lees ageing which Anatomy undergoes for 12 to 24 months. The length of ageing adds layers of complexity and flavour to create a true stand-out cider with a style that’s akin to a top quality champagne grape wine.
Once Upon A Tree Bacchus Cider Co-Ferment 2018
This cider co-ferment builds on a passion to raise the profile of cider as a wine alternative and combines winemaking techniques and grape bi-products with cider. Made from 100% not-from-concentrate fruit from a single vintage of Dabinett and dessert apples fermented over Bacchus wine yeast lees and aged on these lees for 9 months.
The style and presentation of the cider is designed to share with family, friends – and food! Complex and aromatic, this range of ciders is a prefect food complement.
Long Brothers Apple & Blueberry Co-Ferment Cider
Long Brothers Apple & Blueberry Co-ferment lightly sparkling cider is a creative combination of Katie apples, grown at Lower Court Farm in Herefordshire, and blueberries which are hand-picked at Lutton Farm in Northamptonshire. The co-ferment is made from 100% fruit juice – 85% apple juice and 15% blueberry juice using no concentrates whatsoever. The contact between the apples and blueberries is very short at only 5 days. After fermentation the cider is allowed to settle for 2 months before filtering and bottling.
Brännland Claim Iscider 2017
Claim Iscider claims new territory for ice cider. An ice wine made from 100% Swedish apples, concentrated and elevated using the natural winter cold of northern Sweden. A true and original expression of the country, its apples and the family of ciders from which it was born.
White flowers on the nose and juicy, sweet, fresh acidity on the finish. Claim evokes lightness and light, spring and summer, in contrast to the flavours and scents of late autumn and winter apples associated with the company’s traditional ice cider.
Whilst holding true to the Iscider methodology, 100% fresh picked Swedish apples, this selection is a journey of discovery. Isciders traditionally are rich and sweet, naturally produced, however Claim is a revelation. It reveals that delicacy and precision are things of beauty, which show themselves through the apple communicated by fermentation and the application of careful winemaking standards. Whilst this does not conform to the Quebec standards, it does write its own rule book, thus claiming new territory for Iscider.