Little Pomona Orange Cider
Region: South West
Susanna and James Forbes of Little Pomona make natural cider from their 120 tree orchard in Thornbury, North Herefordshire. For their 'orange' cider apples and pears were co-fermented in tank without additions. Close to the end of the primary fermentation the must was racked into four ex-white-wine barrels – three formerly housing Sauternes and one Meursault. Two of the barrels developed in their own crazy direction and, with the tasting note “orange” recurring constantly, they decided to bottle this cider as a little homage to skin-contact white wines.
Intensely fruity, tangy and juicy, bursting with peach, apricot, zesty orange oil, a cool note of cloves and some silky soft tannins.