Dry Perry 2021
2021 was a good season for pears and one of the trees we had planted in our Two-acre Orchard in the winter of 2008/9 was loaded with fruit. The tree was planted as ‘Winter Nelis’, a late season dessert pear, which according to Hogg was ‘…one of the richest flavoured pears, flesh being yellowish, fine-grained, buttery and melting, with a rich, sugary and vinous flavour and a fine aroma.’ Imagine our disappointment when biting into it to find it had a poor texture and tasted insipid. It was however juicy and it was a heavy crop so rather that let them drop we decided to press them and ferment the juice to a Perry. The result is a delicately flavoured, low tannin dry Perry with a gentle pétillance. We are unable to identify the variety.
|15 Oct 2021||Pressed 80 litres. 100ppm SO2 added|
|24 Apr 2022||Bottled in 500ml bottles. Abv 4.9%|
|22 Aug 2022||Released|