August 28, 2012
I have to tell you how thrilled I am with our new cider; it's quite unlike commercial ciders I've tasted but it's even more than I had hoped for. In having the apples hand picked whilst perfect (not a 'bad apple' in the whole bunch) and all of heritage varieties and then fermenting it traditionally by the 'charmat' method.
What I love is that you get the wonderful freshness of the Granny Smith to start with a truly velvety mouthfeel from my use of champagne yeasts, and then the finish with the rich flavour of the Golden Delicious Apple that lingers.
It's important to serve it super, super chilled and even in a champagne glass - think how great it will be for Summer!