This is a classic cider. With a wonderful fresh apple juice aroma and effervescence that tickles the nose the cider gives an initial burst of sweet apple flavour on the palate followed by citrus an...
This is a classic cider. With a wonderful fresh apple juice aroma and effervescence that tickles the nose the cider gives an initial burst of sweet apple flavour on the palate followed by citrus and woody notes derived from the bittersweet and Jonagored apples used as the base ciders. This carbonated cider is best enjoyed as a refreshing thirst quencher, chilled to 7 degrees (watch the ice – whilst it will maintain the chill it can conceal the full flavour!).
This was our first and remains our most popular cider. The medium dry contains approximately 20% cider apples and 80% eating apples. The cider apples provide the astringency in the cider and the structure on which the full, rounder and more citrus characteristics of the eating apples hang themselves. Our apples for this cider are currently drawn from the counties of Laois, Waterford and Tipperary. The eating apples are harvested from late July through to September and the bittersweet apples are available from October onwards.
This Product Contains
Contains Sulphites for freshness.
Show less descriptionfull description (ingredients, allergens & more)
the story of the producer
Daniel and Geraldine Emerson of Stonewell, use pure apple juice from orchards in Waterford, Kilkenny and Tipperary (Con Traas's Apple Farm, one of our other food heroes!), All they add is a sprinkling of natural champagne yeast and a lot of passion to try and make the best real craft cider possible. Geraldine hails from the Loire region of Northern France, where her family has been making wine for centuries. Stonewell’s first cider blends were created with an old French press and apple mill, given to Daniel by Geraldine’s father some years ago. Five varieties of apples are used to make these carefully created blends, including cider apples which have the required tannins to give depth of flavour. Operations have progressed now more modern press is used, but its workings are similar to the original and the company’s produces three artisan ciders. The Emerson’s believe that in a world where people are more concerned about what they are consuming and how it’s made, a good craft cider should have its place.