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A vintage year

Ventons Devon Cyder has just released a nine-year-old, 2012 vintage Naturally Sparkling Devon Cyder, which has been triple fermented.

Almost a decade in the making this limited edition cider will be sought after by connoisseurs and aficionados, alike, who will savour the rich and complex taste. Made with age-old production methods and a wide range of bitter-sharp, bitter-sweet, sharp and sweet, Devon Cyder apple varieties, the Naturally Sparkling Devon Cyder has been aged in oak and 75cl heavyweight bottles.

The cider’s journey started in 2012 when owners Mark and Sharon pressed the apples through barley straw using their twin screw oak press and during the intervening years the cider progressed through many stages:

  • 2012 – 2013 Wild yeast fermentation & settling 1 year in oak
  • 2013 – 2014 Racked & matured 1 year in oak
  • 2014 – 2016 First in-bottle fermentation 2 years
  • 2016 – 2018 Second in-bottle fermentation 2 years
  • 2018 – 2021 Matured in-bottle 3 years

The cider has won prizes at the three major West Country Shows at different stages including First Prize at Devon County Show 2015, Silver Medal at Royal Bath & West Show and Silver at the British Cider Championships 2016 and Gold Medal at Royal Cornwall Show 2019.


Tasting notes

7.0% abv. (labelled 6.5% at bottling stage). Dry to taste SG 1.099. Table Cyder, heavyweight bottle, sealed crown cap, serve chilled. Unfiltered, light sediment, pour gently. Pours nicely, amber, golden in colour. Naturally sparkling, lively, fine mousse, light and airy mouthfeel, balanced, smooth, spicy, tannic, oak, apple, crisp, fruity, nutty, full-bodied, long complex finish.

For more information contact Mark Venton

T: 07811 963853 | E: mark@ventons.co.uk | W: www.ventons.co.uk

 

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