Each growing season has a story to tell and the story of 2018 was one of water and clouds. From the almost maritime weather, emerged ciders with some of the most delicate and lovely aromas we have ever made.
We decided to take a softer approach with this softer Darling Creek. Instead of following the traditional method, we bottled it before primary fermentation had finished, pét-nat style. The flavor dense apples grown in our organically-farmed orchard have very little nitrogen which resulted in a very slow, sluggish fermentation that produced tiny, creamy bubbles and left residual sugar at disgorging.
With a significant amount of bittersweet Somerset Redstreak and bittersharp Krys, this generous cider is backed by juicy acidity and abundant tannin which gives it solid structure and a lingering finish.
Autumn Stoscheck Cider Maker/ Orchardist