Jerry’s Perry

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 pĂ©tillance. We are unable to identify the variety.

Fermentation record

15 Oct 2021Pressed 80 litres. 100ppm SO2 added
24 Apr 2022Bottled in 500ml bottles. Abv 4.9%
22 Aug 2022Released

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