This is a full orchard blend, from a young orchard - about 25-30 years - with a mixture of carefully selected bittersweets and sharps that work beautifully together here. The cider is fresh & bright with a lovely dry finish. This would be a great aperitif and also works well with fish dishes. The name comes from a 900 year old great oak that overlooks the orchard.
New cidermakers Tom & Lydia are committed environmentalists and passionate about making natural cider completely without additives. They live in the Golden Valley, just outside Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh border, where they grow all their own food according to permaculture principles, and are currently in the process of planting their own orchard. While the orchard is growing they source all their fruit from unsprayed traditional orchards in their local area.
Artistraw - Woodseaves Oak Apples 2019
Name Woodseaves Oak Apples Producer Artistraw Style Medium-Dry Sparkling (Pet Nat) Country UK Region Cidery - Clifford, Herefordshire. Orchard - Eardisley, Herefordshire Vintage 2019 Varieties A full orchard blend - bittersweets and sharps ABV % 6.4 SO2 None added Production Not certified (but from unsprayed, traditional standard orchards) Natural fermentation. Unfined. Unfiltered. Unpasteurised. Vegan. Naturally sparkling. Tasting notes Refreshing + Bright + Balanced