Three Cherries Co-fermented Cherry Cider 2021
Three Cherries is a fermentation project conceived by Martin Berkley of Pilton Cider, bringing together Pilton Cider, Little Pomona, and us at Once Upon a Tree.
The starting point?
Wonderful, ripe, dessert cherries from our Haygrove farm, here in Ledbury.
The simple idea?
To take this wonderful fruit back to our respective cideries and create something magical. We undertook a carbonic maceration of the cherries with a long co-fermentation and maceration with our Dabinett Cider, before pressing and maturation. The cider has a deep copper appearance with a gentle fizz, and soft underlying sweetness. The aromas have cherry with herbal, tobacco tin notes. Palate opens to more ripe cherry and almond, and soft tannins to the finish. Pair with game or try it with a Bakewell tart!