Based on a long forgotten northern Italian tradition of Vin ed Pom, this cider gets a red wine dosage to produce a complex and phenol rich, sparkling cider aged in champagne bottles on its own lees for a minimum of 24 months.
Tim Phillips makes world class, very limited quantities of cider, wine & beer in Hampshire, where he grows vines in a 19th century walled kitchen garden. He is also currently restoring the over 100 year old apple orchard on site, which was abandoned for a long time. The apple varieties are unknown, but all cooking & eating varieties. He picks his fruit by hand from the tree (not the ground) and makes both wine & cider naturally, without any additions.
Charlie Herring - Perfect Strangers NV
Name Perfect Strangers Producer Charlie Herring Style Sparkling cider & wine blend Country UK Region Lymington, Hampshire Vintage NV (2017/18) Varieties CVooking & eating apples (varieties unknown) 95%, wine from Syrah grapes 5% ABV % 7.5 SO2 None added Production Natural primary fermentation in steel, secondary fermentation in bottle, aged on lees for 2 years before disgorging. Red wine dosage. No additives, fining or filtering. Vegan. Tasting notes Dry + Hedgerow + Crunchy