Down at the bottom of the stunningly beautiful Barley Wood Walled Garden (shared with the Ethicurean Restaurant) you’ll find Mike and Isy making cider and apple juice in the little wooden roundhouse cidery. The orchards are unsprayed and cared for to sustain wildlife - bird and insect life is abundant, and all three orchard are home to green woodpeckers. The aim is to showcase the full character of their orchards using over 60 varieties of apples, antique manual presses, low intervention cider-making and wild yeast ferments.
For this cider 11 varieties were used to build complexity. The base is a blend of bold bitterseets to bring a classic West Country flavour and provide punchy tannin, a small amount of sweets were used to balance the tannin and then a healthy mix of sharps to bring bright fruit notes, and zingy acidity. Kings Favourite and Somerset Russet both bring citrus notes to the finish.
Name Liberty Producer Barleywood Style Keeved, bottle conditioned cider. Country UK Region Somerset Vintage 2019 Varieties Dabinett, Yarlington Mill, Chisel Jersey, Michellin, Vilberie, Dunkertons Late, Cap of Liberty, Browns, Kings Favourite & Somerset Russett, ABV % 4.50% SO2 None added Production Keeved. Natural. Unfiltered & Unfined. Unpasteurised. Naturally sparkling. Tasting notes Baked apple + Grassy + Citrus