Limited Release: Wild English is Back!
Earthy, robust and ultra-dry; our limited release cider, Wild English is back!
As part of our Heirloom Series, Wild English is varietal focused, and produced entirely from certified organic apples grown on our farm in Central Saanich, British Columbia. Derived from the spontaneous wild yeast fermentation of English bittersweet apples such as the Kingston Black and Yarlington Mills, this sparkling amber cider maintains distinctive tannins in the traditional Herefordshire style. This cider is as traditional as English cider gets, and not for the faint of heart, so raise a glass of Sea Cider and indulge in your wild side!
Wild English cider is the real deal. This is the style of cider we loved during our time in Britain but couldn’t find amongst the sweet “alco-pops” sold as cider back in Canada. So, we made it ourselves. This cider is not for sissies and will shake your tree with its robust dryness and the big taste of the English orchard.
As traditional as English cider gets, Wild English is a part of our Heirloom Series of ciders; that is, ciders which are varietal focused. Sea Cider grows many different bittersweet and bittersharp cider varietals, which are high in tannin, low in acid and delivering earthy phenolic aromas. These cider-specific varietals are used to impart a complexity in the cider that ordinary eating apples cannot achieve. As one of our estate ciders, all of the apples that go into making Wild English are grown, picked and pressed on our certified organic orchard in Central Saanich, British Columbia.
Appearance: Gently effervescent, amber in tone.
Aromas/Flavours: Sharp, phenolic, earthy, grassy, apple skin.
Acid/Sweetness: Pronounced acidity, ultra dry.
Mouthfeel: Soft astringency.
Highest award: “Best in Class” at GLINTCAP 2018 (largest cider competition in North America); multiple other awards.
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