Tom Oliver's Foxwhelp Cider
REGION Herefordshire, England
STYLE Still Dry Cider
Foxwhelp is one of the most acidic cider apples out there, and this is an incredibly pure expression of it. Big floral aromatics are followed up with a huge punch of acidity. In typical Foxwhelp fashion there’s a little tannin, but only enough to just about hold the whole thing together. Possibly one to convert the sour beer drinker. .
Oliver's make a selection of fine Herefordshire ciders and perries with an emphasis on "balance" and "character" coupled with "drinkability".
Based around the spontaneous ferment of selected varieties of cider apple and perry pear from fruit grown in Herefordshire and the surrounding 3 Counties orchards.
Nominally referred to as "minimal intervention", they strive to "take what the fruit gives", respecting the great heritage and traditions of the past but with an eye to innovating for the future. What that really means is they mill and press great fruit, expose the juice to marauding and hungry wild yeasts and then for their part blend and bottle the resulting ferments.
All the while respecting the health, safety and well being of our customers, consumers, employees, the earth's natural resources and the environment
CHEESE & FOOD PAIRING
Try this with something really creamy like Brillat Savarin