2012 - Wild West Cider



Vital Statistics
Style Dry, West Country style (cider apple) Cider
ABV 6.2% Vol. (3.1 units)
Available Draught - 5, 10, 20 litre Bag in Box; 500ml Bottle Conditioned


2012 Wild West

Wild West is a traditional western style of cider made 100% from cider apple varieties. It is a dry cider, with a good measure of tannin coming from the fruit and little acidity - making it drier and more full bodied than the other 146 ciders

For the 2012 pressing year the fruit for Wild West came from the Roger's Orchard, just north of Bridport and another orchard in Somerset was used for its bitter sharp apples. These have made the cider less drying and tannic - giving it a more laid back taste. Also, because the sugar levels in the fruit were lower than normal, some Egremont Russet (from Hill Farm, Hampshire) was used to provide an acidic base in order to protect the cider.

The varieties used to make the 2012 Wild West cider were:

The cider was pressed during November and December of 2012 and blended during fermentation (using natural yeast).