The three varieties in this cider were pressed and fermented individually, matured and then blended for bottling by Ross on a cold December morning. It begins with HMJ, a full and grippy bittersweet apple. They added another: Dabinett, fruit-forward and flavoursome. To complete, Reinette d’Obry, a light, yellow, acidic variety that was fermented in oak. Together they produce a cider with balance, body and verve. There is bright juiciness that leads into a deliciously well-ordered symphony of tannins, fruit and oak cask.
Ross on Wye - HMJ/Dabinett/Reinette d'Obry 2019