Cider Is Wine’s buyers really respect the independent nature of Adam Wells’ reviews in the Malt Review. Our ‘Malt Review’ case consists of 6 ciders you’ll find in our range which have been reviewed by Adam which we’ve turned into a case that we’re sure will surprise and delight wine, cider, perry and fruit wine drinkers alike.
Eden Brut Nature
‘Brut Nature’ is the champagne classification reserved for sparkling wines with 0% residual sugar. A masterful performance, this naturally sparkling cider showcases rare and complex fruit. It is elegantly balanced with deep apple character, smooth tannins and well integrated acidity. A versatile cider that is an easy accompaniment to almost any meal.
The tannic and heirloom apple varieties are centre stage, enrobed in their own natural carbonation, each bottle has been aged at least 18 months on the lees, then carefully hand-disgorged.
The Newt Yarlington Mill 2019
The Yarlington Mill apple was discovered in 1898 growing from a wall by the mill-race in the village of Yarlington, less than a mile from the grounds of the Newt’s estate. The apples for this Yarlington Mill cyder are sourced within a 3 mile radius, and create a deep, sweet cyder balanced by rich tannins.
Brännland Iscider 2018
The 2018 ice cider vintage is marked by one of the finest Swedish apple harvests of the past decade. The juice at pressing showed unusually high sugar levels without compromising the balance between acidity, sweetness and body that are the hallmarks of the vintage. The spring season fermentations were soft and harmonious and carried through in oak to an even higher degree than previous years.
We believe that Brännland Iscider 2018 has the potential of a classic vintage with exceptional ageing potential.
Queen Of The Brue 2018
A natural fruit wine made exclusively from quince, hand picked in orchards on the banks of the river Brue in Somerset. Sterile filtered, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan friendly.
The Newt Somerset Redstreak 2018
Pressed on October 9th 2018, this cyder was the very first batch created at The Newt’s cydery. The Somerset Redstreak is a bittersweet apple with soft tannin. The cyder is cold- fermented from 100% juice, resulting in a fine quality, well balanced, medium cyder.
Eden Siren Song
In Greek mythology the sirens were creatures, half bird and half woman, who lured sailors to destruction by the sweetness of their songs. No less beguiling with its notes of fruit, spice and smoke, this cider may well lure you to a second glass and, after an illusion of residual sweetness, rather than drowning in the deep of the sea, as the story goes, the depths of your glass will reveal a wonderfully balanced acidity.