Our Spring Parade
As we head into the Easter weekend, we'd like to share with you our very own Easter parade: four beautiful ciders that play with the senses while they conjure with your palate.
While you're not going to find us donning Easter bonnets – at least not this year – have to say, we do hope you're going to enjoy these as much as we are. Between them, we do seem to have something for all seasons – yes, that's our spring weather – as well as all occasions, and interestingly, all drawn from the 2020 vintage.
You've heard us wax lyrical about Egremont Russet before - well this is another from that wonderful 2020 vintage, when the sun actually DID shine in those late summer/early autumn months. Handpicked in late September, this finished its fermentation in cognac barrels, before spending six months further, slumbering on its fine lees before bottling. The result is a beautifully aromatic cider, with gorgeous juicy acidity. Perfect for any dish Easter might offer up, vegan or vegetarian, chicken or fish, herby or lightly spiced.
For those thinking a little more on the wild side, try the Orange Cider. No oranges have been involved in its creation. Rather it's the glorious aromatics which this unique blend of Brown Snout and Dabinett (10%, blended at crush) has offered up. Sweet orange and temple incense, coupled with notes of peach, plum, apples and – yes – orange on the palate.
Plenty of character means you can throw more weighty fare its way. Think small plates, street food, Mediterranean fare, and of course, cheese.
Next we veer off into quince territory, with our 2020 Do It Puritan – Quince. This time some fabulous quince from Gloucestershire meets Ellis Bitter from our home orchard, Tremletts Bitter from nearby Steens Bridge, and perry pears from the historic orchard near Dymock we pick from. Finally, we pressed some frozen Egremont Russet apples, the super concentrated nectar from which serving to trigger a second fermentation in the bottle. A truly fascinated sensory experience, but one which is supremely versatile on the food front. Catch up with our tips here.
Finally, something extra special, and a UK taproom and webshop exclusive: Adam and Caroline's wedding cider - Three Points 2020. We were so honoured to be able to share with them the creation of the cider for their wedding breakfast. You can read more about it here - a wonderful study in Dabinett, which finished its life in an ex-brandy cask.
We hope you enjoy - cheers!
PS Cider Club members - don'f forget to apply your Club10 discount at checkout.