Kingston Black is a Somerset bitter sharp apple regarded by many as the perfect cider apple producing a well-balanced juice with high sugar and acid and moderate tannins. We have permission to pick from a disused traditional orchard near Hereford and were delighted when we came across a single large tree of this variety. We collected enough fruit to make 150 litres of juice. Fermentation took place in a stainless steel tank using wild yeast and it was bottled before fermentation was complete to give a natural sweetness and sparkle (the pét-nat method). Unpasteurised and unfiltered.
|25 Nov 2022||1.070||pH 3.0. No SO2 added.|
|31 Mar 2023||1.017||Racked|
|13 Jul 2023||1.013||Bottled at 7.2% abv|
|19 Nov 2023||1.013||Released|
Medium cider with a subtle petillant sparkle.