Art of Darkness 2017 is Little Pomona's journey in the barrel and beyond. Always a blend of spontaneously fermented Foxwhelp and Ellis Bitter, it begins life in tank before being racked into barrels. We set out to make just one cider but so intrigued were we with the differences and quality of three barrels in particular that we decided to bottle each separately.
PART 1 has 75% Foxwhelp, 25% Ellis Bitter. So dominant is the personality of Foxwhelp that even 22 months of hand-to-hand combat in a red wine barrel has not defeated it. Rather, the battle has tightened every sinew. Wallow in the aromas as it opens up… burnt sugar, Carribean rum, honey, sour plums, wild strawberry, rhubarb, red currants and vanilla.