Little Pomona Old Man & The Bee 2017 750ml
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Little Pomona 'Old Man & The Bee' 2019 Cider 750ml

£10.50

This dry, still cider is autumn in a glass. Ripe yellow fruits with honeysuckle and a touch of vanilla. A wonderful evocation of place and time.

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Now in its fifth vintage, Old Man & The Bee is a true expression of the land, the apples and the growing season.

Dabinett 67%; Harry Masters Jersey 31% and perry pears 2%. Apples from the Home Orchard.

2019 was a difficult vintage. Incessant rain and lack of autumn sun proved challenging for the later season cider apples. We countered this with ruthless fruit selection at the expense of volume. As ever fermentation began spontaneously in tank before and, for the first time, we decided to rack the nascent cider into four ex-white Burgundy barrels, to help flesh out the cider and soften some bitterness in the tannins. This was wholly successful, except that two of these barrels evolved in a far wilder, more exotic way than we could have predicted, in the end becoming our famous Orange Cider. The remaining two barrels after six months had all the classic hallmarks of an Old Man & The Bee and we bottled them without additions.
 
75cl / 7.7%

2020-05-27