Our Black Mountain Cider is a keeved cider. But why Black Mountain and what is keeved cider? The Black Mountains overlook Herefordshire, with its red soil, Hereford cattle and sprawling orchards. Cider apple trees bear their fruit. Unlike eating apple varieties, cider fruit when bitten can taste quite sweet with a tannic dryness to the mouth. Orchards of old were planted with different varieties such as Ashton Bitter, Browns Snout and Chisel Jersey. Using the Normandy method, we have bottled this cider before its fermentation has finished, capturing the natural fruit sugars, allowing secondary fermentation to occur, thus resulting in a naturally sparkling keeved cider.
Black Mountain Cider is presented in a 75cl clear bottle with a champagne cork and cage. It is the perfect drink to toast a happy couple at a Herefordshire wedding, or indeed would be ideal for sharing as one would do a bottle of wine.