We have long been aware of a remnant orchard surrounding a farm in the Monnow valley just outside of Garway, and this was the year that we decided to ask permission and collect some. One of the perries was identified by Jim Chapman of the Hartpury Trust as Turner’s Barn. The tree is too tall to pick and too old to shake so we laid tarpaulins and waited for them to fall. We gathered enough to press just 40 litres.
|11 Oct 2022||Pressed 40l pH3.6 150ppm SO2 added||1.067|
|13 Apr 2023||Racked||1.011|
|11 May||Bottled 48x 750ml abv 7.4%||1.009|
A pleasant grapefruit and pear skin start, medium acidity, not too sweet with astringency and a long bitter finish.