Once Upon A Tree, Dabinett & Bacchus Co-Ferment Cider, Herefordshire, England, 2019
Simon Day, an experienced winemaker, had some form of epiphany in 2007 while in the corner of an orchard in Herefordshire and founded Once Upon A Tree.
He decided to embark on a cider journey with the fundamental assertion ‘We will let the fruit do the talking’. And the approach seems to have borne fruit, if you pardon the pun. Along the way they have been awarded BBC’s Radio’s ‘Drinks Producer of the Year’ through their innovative and humble approach involving co-fermentation with grape skins and tackling the frosty challenge of ice cider.
From the Dragon Orchard in Herefordshire.
No oak treatment
This is a beautiful complex cider, perfumed aromatics with elderflower & hay giving way to a gentle hazelnut, lemon and apricot aromas.The palate has an initial lemon zest and crisp apple, but develops bready notes with a gentle creamy fizz. A clean yet lingering finish with a hint of dried apricot.
Mild creamy curries; moroccon tagine dishes; chicken salads and rich shellfish dishes. Roasted root vegetables, particularly butternut squash.
Field Blend Of Dessert Apples 65%
Bacchus Yeast Lees 5%
6 x 75cl