SEA CIDER Wild English
Wild English is derived from the spontaneous wild yeast fermentation of English bittersweet cider apples grown at Sea Cider, including Dabinetts and Chisel Jerseys. This sparkling amber cider is ultra-dry, robust and earthy, with distinctive tannins in the traditional Herefordshire style. This cider cuts beautifully through charcuterie, sharp cheeses, salty snack foods, Yorkshire pudding and traditional roast beef.
Region: Saanich, Vancouver Island, B.C.
Varietal: Daninetts & Chisel Jerseys
Suggested Retail Price $20
Wild English cider is the real deal. This is the style of cider we loved during our time in Britain but couldn’t find amongst the sweet “alco-pops” sold as cider back in Canada. So we made it ourselves. This cider is not for sissies and will shake your tree with its robust dryness and the big taste of the English orchard. Wild English is as traditional as English cider gets: no commercial yeast is added. Instead, fermentation relies upon the yeast that is naturally present on the skin of the apples. Certified organic English bittersweet apples such as the Kingston Black and the Yarlington Mill are pressed in the fall, then their juice is fermented to dryness in oak barrels. The cider is racked once, then aged for a few more months before bottling. Tannins that are characteristic of these apples precipitate out over time, resulting in a natural sediment in the bottle which contributes to this cider’s bold taste and mouthfeel.