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New Wilding Cider Bottlings

23rd Mar 2023

We have four new bottlings from Wilding Cider in stock. 

Major/Minor 2021 A blend of Major variety from Wildings home orchard with a range of other varieties (Red Foxwhelp, Frederick, Kingston Black, Ellis Bitter, Improved Lambrook Pippin, Dove, Harry Masters Jersey) from other orchard. A fruit forward cider, bone dry, with a light body with refreshing acids and mellow tannins giving structure. Great with food, especially light but savoury food like roast chicken.

Symphony 2021  An unrestrained foray into a bittersweet cider made with a broad selection of bittersweets (Dabinett, Yarlington Mill, Harry Masters Jersey, and Chisel Jersey with a very small amount of Browns to help feremntation) from various orchards. Made in the Rural Method this has a small amount of residual sugar helping to balance the mouthful of lovely tannin which keeps you coming back for more. Aromas are classic bittersweet fruit - spice, ripe apple, orchard floor, leather, copper. This is very drinkable but robust and slightly wild, it's great with really rich food, especially game, mutton, hard cheeses and cheesy dishes.

Commix 2021 The new release of this regular cuvee from Wilding. This time it was all blended during harvest rather than later, a blend of Yarlington Mill, Dove and Browns making up 90% of the tank and 10% Chisel Jersey added to give some extra backbone and a little bitterness on the tongue to hold its own with food. Billed as a table cider, it's well balanced, easy drinking cider with fresh fruit on the nose, palate cleansing acidity and good tannic background with a tiny bit of residual sugar which helps extend its appeal before and after the meal. It's especially suited to those classic cider pairings like pork, ham, Cheddar/Caerphilly/Lancashire cheese, mushrooms. Compared to previous years it is slightly leaner and more structured, with a little more tannin. Made for drinking and it's ready to go.

Peppershells 2021 A single orchard blend of Yarlington Mill, Blenheim Orange, Tremlett's Bitter, Harry Masters Jersey and Browns, the orchard (Peppershells!) is a new one to the Wilding stable. The resulting cider is intensely rich and concentrated, with cooked fruit and spice aromas and a great tannic backbone. Great with cheeses, both creamy bold blue cheeses and mature hard cheeses, like a good mature Cheddar and it also works with meat especially if served with a fruity sauce or condiment.

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