Wilding Dabinett & Foxwhelp 2022

Wilding Dabinett & Foxwhelp 2022

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ABV. 5.3% | 750ML | VEGAN | GLUTEN FREE

Rural method, sweet cider

Anyone who tried the 20219 Dabinett & Foxwhelp cider will be interested to try this entirely different take on the blend from 2022. 2022 gave high sugar levels and intense aromatics, together with elevated tannins of exceptional quality. Quickly it was apparent that this ferment was too slow to be viable for dry cider and so the juice was racked once in the winter to keep some residual sugar (Rural Method). Although there is much varietal character on display, the exceptional nature of the vintage really comes to the fore, showing marmalade and kumquat character rather than Dabinett's usual orange flesh, and stewed strawberries rather than Foxwhelp's usual fresh strawberry. The cider is sweet and rich but has the tannin and acid to balance that out. A real gastronomic cider.

Region: Somerset, UK

Blend: 75% Dabinett, 25% Foxwhelp

Fermentation: Wild

Maturation: In bottle

TASTING NOTES

On the nose – Stewed strawberries, kumquats

On the palate – Kumquat, barley sugar

PAIR WITH

25% Dabinett, 75% Foxwhelp, 3 and a half Twixes(if that is in fact the plural of Twix)

Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston - It Takes Two

Serve chilled