Little Pomona Art of Darkness is a lovely golden yellow, sweetly aromatic, it’s layered with fruit, embracing the entirety of the apple from the skin to the core as well as the heady scent of the barrel, perfume and spice. Ripe tannins, with the feel of wet slate, so typical of the vintage, build and persist through the finish. This bottling is a blend of Ellis Bitter (98%) and Foxwhelp (2%), spontaneously fermented in a tank before being racked into three whisky barrels – one island, one highland and one bourbon – and left for 16 months before bottling, still and dry, without any additions or filtration. This type of winemaking also classifies this wine as vegan wine.
Drink Little Pomona Art of Darkness cool but not cold, with salty blue cheese, rich, earthy lentil dishes or a fine rib eye of beef.
Little Pomona first launched onto the market in 2017. Susanna and James Forbes’ story started a few years earlier when they found their dream orchard in Thornbury, North Herefordshire: 120 trees with four classic cider apple varieties. Inspired by the taste and vision of notable producers, their quest was to work with the best possible fruit using natural methods to fashion ciders and perries with true flavours. Ciders with the character and structure to match with food.
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