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Product code: 3969

Pilton, Keeved Cider, Somerset, England, 2017

Pilton, Keeved Cider, Somerset, England, 2017

Producer Profile

The mere words, Pilton, Somerset, evoke an image of sun dappled orchards in late summer.

A truly English scene where cider has been made for generations and is integral to the fabric of the community. Into this in 2013 Martin Berkely walked and started making delicate and delicious gently sparkling cider by the ancient method of keeving. No water, no sugar, just patience and apple juice helps develop sublime creations that have as much in common with the winemaking process as anything focusing on the use of wild yeasts, cold cellars and bottle fermentation.

Viticulture

Apples are collected from old cider trees in traditional cider orchards in and around the parish of Pilton.

Winemaking

Keeving is an artisan cider-making technique used to create a natural cider without sweetening or pasteurisation. Wild yeasts, cool cellars and low nutrient orchards are all key ellements in the process. Only 100% fresh pressed cider apples are used, no sugar, no water, and nothing else.

Oak Treatment

No oak treatment

Tasting Note

This is Pilton's original keeved cider, made since 2010. Fresh bittersweet cider apples are partially fermented to produce a naturally medium cider without sweetening or pasteurisation. Wild yeasts, cold cellars and the low nutrient orchards of Pilton are all key elements in the process. Light and refreshing, it is best served chilled, as an aperitif or with food.

Food Matching

Try with Thai, Chinese or Indian, or more classically a hard Somerset cheddar.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Apples 100%
ABV:
5%

Closure:
Cork Stopper

Colour:
White

Style:
Sparkling Cider

Case Size:
6 x 75cl