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.
Vintage Special Reserve 2018
Name Vintage Special Reserve Producer Smith Hayne Orchards Style Normandy Style Keeved (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 % 4.5 SO2 minimal Production Keeved. Fermented in stainless steel and oak barrels. Natural. Unfined. Unfiltered. Unpasteurised. Tasting notes Medium Sweet + Orange + Ginger