The sun has started shining, so that means we should start talking cider, right? Known for its award-winning and on-trend champagne-style cider, Fowey Valley has launched Castledore.
Made from those famous West Country sharp and sweet apples with a 'clean and crisp taste', Castledore is just in time for the warmer months. The lightly sparkling, fresh medium-dry cider is described as 'well-balanced' and 'pairs well with food'. Castledore comes in at a just-sessionable 6.5% abv.
The cider is made using traditional, local cider-making methods and apples from orchards within just a 40-mile radius from the apple press.
Fun fact, the name 'Castledore' was taken from the Iron Age fort Castle Dore which stands just a few hundred metres from the Fowey Valley orchard. Go on, your fridges – and punters – are calling out for it...
£22/ 12 x 33cl, Ellis Wharton Wines, www.ewwines.co.uk