A small family-run enterprise bringing traditional cider-making back to their 12 acre farm in mid-Devon. Smith Hayne farm dates back to the 1300s but the orchards had been lost over the years (as is all too common in the southwest) and replanted in the 1970s. Following their first vintage release in 2017 Will & Anna only make around 3000 bottles a year - so this is truly small-batch production.
Methode Traditionelle 2018
Name Methode Traditionelle 2018 Producer Smith Hayne Orchards Style Methode Traditionelle (Sparkling) Country UK Region Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon Vintage 2018 Varieties Dabinett, Yarlington Mill, Tremletts Bitter, Stembridge Cluster, Browns, Chisel Jersey, Filbarrel, Porters Perfection, Harry Masters Jersey, Michelin, Sweet Coppin ABV % 7.5 SO2 20 ppm Production Primary fermentatioin natural in oak. Bottled for secondary fermentation in August after 10 months in barrel. Disgorged in March after 6 months sur latte with 12 g/litre dosage. Unfined. Unfiltered. Unpasteurised. Tasting notes Taut + Bright + Citrus peel