The trees in the orchard that finished flowering are now sporting little ‘fruitlets’ – the swelling of the stem just behind the flower head that turns into the apple – the ‘early’ variety trees already have small fruits gradually swelling and colouring.
Our early June Tap Night had a Spanish theme with fabulous guitar string plucking flamenco style music by Faldie Adams – having never met Faldie before we were unsure quite what to expect – we weren’t disappointed! An atmospheric background mellow sound – Faldie is firmly on our list for a return visit some point in the future.
Dates for other Tap Nights across the summer can be found on the Events page of our website.
Two more cider batches have been opened for the summer –
Early Doors is a Medium Sweet Cider at 6.4%
A mix of Discoveries and other earlies brought to the cidery and swapped for cider. These were fermented with Yarlington Mill cider apples to give a well-balanced acid-led cider with a strong finish. Crisp and fresh for the summer this will continue to develop complex notes as it matures.
Terrible Down – a Medium Cider also at 6.4%
There is a lovely mixed orchard on the edge of Terrible Down, which was bursting with fruit in 2022. The fruit was harvested with an old friend from Australia and wild-fermented with Dabinett and Michelin apples. Crisp and floral with robust tannin finish this cider is dedicated to friendship and the loved ones we lost in 2022.
We have yet to bottle either of the above, but be rest assured that these will arrive in club boxes over the next few months.