We had been waiting for some years for the Oldfield pear trees to bear a good crop of fruit and in 2021 we struck lucky. We were also blessed with help at harvest time in the shape of Steve and Jana, who managed to pick up the fruit twice as quickly as Clare and myself, and without complaining about aching backs or stiff knees.
The pears came from three trees in a young Perry pear orchard at The Callow, and yielded about 140 litres.
|6 Nov 2021||Fruit collected|
|14 Dec 2021||Pressed 140 litres. SG 1.055. 125ppm SO2 added.|
|3 Apr 2022||Racked at SG 1.011|
|20 May 2022||Bottled in 75ml strong bottles at SG 1.010. Abv 5.6%|
|15 Sep 2022||Released|
A deep, rich flavour.