This cider is made from Ellis Bitter (82%) and Foxwhelp (18%) apples grown side by side in Hangman's Orchard, on a steep, south-facing hillside. They ripen at the same time, and thus Ross often choose to blend them together. These are powerful apples, meaning that the real key to this cider is timing. Fermenting in barrel, patience during maturation, and bottling at the perfect time. The result is a silky cider characterised by triumphant Foxwhelp-led juiciness that rolls over the palate with a wisp of smoke, and interwoven Ellis Bitter and oak tannins.
Ross On Wye - Ellis Bitter/Foxwhelp 2019