Little Pomona- Old Man and the Bee
£16.00

Little Pomona- Old Man and the Bee

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2019 was a difficult vintage. Incessant rain and lack of autumn sun proved challenging for the later season cider apples. We countered this with ruthless fruit selection at the expense of volume. As ever fermentation began spontaneously in tank before and, for the first time, we decided to rack the nascent cider into four ex-white Burgundy barrels, to help flesh out the cider and soften some bitterness in the tannin's. This was wholly successful, except that two of these barrels evolved in a far wilder, more exotic way than we could have predicted, in the end becoming our famous Orange Cider. The remaining two barrels after six months had all the classic hallmarks of an Old Man & The Bee and we bottled them without additions.

The result is a compelling and thrilling expression of the season, the fruit and orchard. Slightly hazy, orange gold in the glass it is super aromatic – ripe yellow plums, honeysuckle and a touch of vanilla. In the mouth it’s fleshy, super juicy, loaded with apricot, peach and pithy orange fruit. The tannic structure, fine, soft, wet slate in style, holds everything in place perfectly and at the finish there is a subtle salinity which is a feature of the orchard.

Made by James Forbes at Little Pomona in Herefordshire.

Bottle size: 75cl
Alcohol: 7.7% abv
Apples: Dabinett 67%; Harry Masters Jersey 31% and perry pears 2%.
Vintage: 2019
Notes: Organic, Vegan

Our standard delivery charge is £8 to all addresses in mainland Great Britain on an overnight service. Delivery on this service is free for orders of £50 or more.

If you live within 8 miles of our Chelsea shop you may wish to use our Local Delivery service. The cost for this ranges from £5 to £18, depending on distance, and you can choose a delivery as soon as ASAP, to a named one-hour slot and date up to 6 months in the future.

All subscriptions are delivered free using our national overnight service.

Please refer to our Ordering & Delivery page for more information.

We send our online shop orders in one of our brown cardboard gift boxes.

Everything inside the box will be cushioned and insulated with wood wool.
If your order is especially large we will send it in a more industrial sized cardboard box.

All the packaging we use to send our online orders in can be re-used, is biodegradable or fully recyclable.

More Information

Bottle size: 75cl
Alcohol: 7.7% abv
Apples: Dabinett 67%; Harry Masters Jersey 31% and perry pears 2%.
Vintage: 2019
Notes: Organic, Vegan

Delivery

Our standard delivery charge is £8 to all addresses in mainland Great Britain on an overnight service. Delivery on this service is free for orders of £50 or more.

If you live within 8 miles of our Chelsea shop you may wish to use our Local Delivery service. The cost for this ranges from £5 to £18, depending on distance, and you can choose a delivery as soon as ASAP, to a named one-hour slot and date up to 6 months in the future.

All subscriptions are delivered free using our national overnight service.

Please refer to our Ordering & Delivery page for more information.

Packaging

We send our online shop orders in one of our brown cardboard gift boxes.

Everything inside the box will be cushioned and insulated with wood wool.
If your order is especially large we will send it in a more industrial sized cardboard box.

All the packaging we use to send our online orders in can be re-used, is biodegradable or fully recyclable.