Camla Farm Cider (330ml Bottle)
Made by Canterbury orchardists, and true apple aficionados, Annabel and Peter Graham, who planted their cider orchard with specific astringent, tannic apple varieties, notably ?Kingston Black? and 'sweet Alford?, both classic English Cider apples. These trees now yield sufficient fruit for the Grahams to make this very traditional English-style cider. Hand-picked and milled within 24 hours, the apples are pressed in the traditional way with acacia wood boards and cloths to form ?cheeses?. The resultant juice is fermented, filtered and bottled. Un-pasteurised. The apple flavour jumps out of the glass. . . !! It received a Bronze Medal in its first competition. . . !! Acclaimed by TV's Richard Till as ?the best Cider in NZ? (Sunday Star Times, 19 Sept 2010). It's simply DELICIOUS!!
Made from fermented apple juice, cider comes in a number of varieties. English cider is dry, with fruity, tannic qualities and low carbonation. This can be found cask-conditioned in England. Normandy is another major cider-producing region, with a sweeter, more effervescent, very complex style. Ciders produced elsewhere are often sweet, simple beverages for mass consumption, though there are some good English-style ciders in North America and Norman-style ciders in Quebec.