Find & Foster Root 2018 Cider 7.3% 750ml Exe Valley Devon
Made from a mixture of big tannic bittersweet apples harvested in 2018, from a couple of traditional orchards Find & Foster have begun to work with, namely Woodrow & Luxtons. The apples were picked from the oldest sections & most ancient trees in these orchards. These quite bitter & tannic apples were cofermented spontaneously by wild yeasts in stainless steel then transferred to French oak barrels where they matured for 18 months.
Bottled & then aged further to give let time soften those robust tannins. It should be treated like a structured Bordeaux wine, it being full bodied, savoury, with now silky smooth tannins, hints of tobacco & spice, & a deep woody grain running through it. Decant and drink this at room temperature, alongside a lovely steak frites or a gamey venison dish.