The 2019 version of this popular favourite is lighter and fresher than 2018's version, partly because the Harry Masters Jersey was having an off year, so we have replaced it with Yarlington Mill. Yarlington Mill, Browns, Sweet Coppin and Ashton Brown Jersey come together to show off this excellent orchard. The result is pure, elegant and fresh, with lots of fruit, a tickle of sharpness and plenty of residual sugar to make it very drinkable. Cold racked in the winter to retain natural sweetness.
About: Wilding are orchard cider makers and farmers, based in Chew Magna, North Somerset. They grow mostly Somerset cider apple varieties in traditional orchards, managing them in a careful organic way.
After some years of hobby cider making they went full time in 2018 and scaled up production to 6,500 litres with fruit from their own 4.5 acre orchard and three other orchards around Somerset.
Fruit is picked from the ground in the old way, let mature and fully ripen before pressing, and then fermented gently and slowly with wild yeasts, no sulphites and plenty of time.