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Ross On Wye Cider Raison d’Être 2019

REGION Herefordshire, England 

STYLE Still Cider

ALC. 8.4%

Oakey - Woody - Fruity

This is an uncompromising cider. All about the tannins and all about the barrel – ex-Scottish whiskey barrel – but it is still all about the year, the season, the fruit, the variation.


From the cidery Raison d’Être is the quintessential expression of ourselves; the purest definition of what cidermaking means on our farm. This cider is bone dry, fermented in an oak cask and aged, patiently and quietly, before bottle conditioning. 2018 was an exceptional year for cidermaking. The hot summer meant that sugars, alcohol, and flavour intensity all skyrocketed. This is a special vintage.


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**picture is of the 2018 vintage