Orchard Vintage cider, a collaboration with River Cottage, is made from organic fruit found in our oldest orchards. The variety of apples brings tannin, tartness, aromatics, sparkle and sweetness which, when blended together, give this effervescent medium cider perfect balance and great depth of flavour.
Its taste is medium, lingering ripe apples, full body, subtly woody with some floral notes and a tannic dry finish. On the nose you’ll detect autumn leaves, ripe apples, wood smoke, and honeysuckle.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster known for his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food and his concern for the environment. His River Cottage series of cook books and TV series were inspired by his Dorset smallholding adventures. In perfecting the recipe for this cider, the Newton Court Cider Team ventured to River Cottage HQ. Hugh and team visited Newton Court Farm, spending time in the orchards and learning how cider is made.
River Cottage Orchard Vintage cider matches perfectly with roast chicken, beefy stews, bread and cheese.