Little Pomona Dead Flowers
Apples: Yarlington Mill, Harry Masters Jersey, Browns
Susanna and James Forbes of Little Pomona make natural cider from their 120 tree orchard in Thornbury, North Herefordshire. In their own words, their aim is to make cider that "speak of the land, that taste of the harvest, that illustrate the wonderful cider making heritage the region is built on, and that look to the future".
Dead Flowers is a blend of 3 barrels combining Yarlington Mill (67%), Harry Masters Jersey (25%) and Browns (8%). A heady perfume of exotic flowers and orange oil that runs from nose through to finish. On the palate it's fleshy and juicy – peaches, mandarin oranges and mango – all held in place by the softest of tannins.