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.
This blend is mostly keeved, with a lovely sweetness, velvety texture & fragrant fruit notes. Very moreish and seriously easy to drink!
Smith Hayne - Reserve 2019
Name Reserve 2019 Producer Smith Hayne Orchards Style Medium Sweet Sparkling Cider
(Partly keeved Pet Nat)
Country UK Region Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton, Devon Vintage 2019 Varieties Dabinett 32.5%, Yarlington Mill 32.5%, Browns 20%, Tremletts Bitter 15% ABV % 4.5 SO2 Minimal Production Orchards in conversion to sustainable agriculture. Natural fermentation in neutral oak and stainless steel. No fining or filtration. Unpasteurised. Tasting notes Velvety + Fruity + Gluggable