Windvane, Farmhouse Draught, Smooth. 5%, 500ml

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A modern expression of a traditional farmhouse draught made from both keeved and non keeved ciders comprising approximately 50% dessert and culinary apples and 50% bittersweet and sharp cider apples.This results in a smooth and well-rounded cider, rich and fruity with just the right balance of tannins, acidity and ripe Autumn apple notes. This cider is a farmhouse draught so it’s low in carbonation as it traditionally would have been served flat out of the barrel. There’s an image of a Windvane on the bottle and this is the Windvane from Mark’s house and it’s the quintessential symbol of a farmhouse.Windvane goes well with fish, poultry and pork as well as Thai and oriental dishes and it’s great for cooking.

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Cider Mill:

• Mark has a small family farm in The Boyne Valley in Slane Co.Meath- 12 acres of orchards.
• His ciders are farmhouse crafted ciders, handmade and pressed.
• They are made from 100% apple juice.
• Naturally fermented- no added yeast culture.
• Gluten free- vegan friendly.
• The apples are grown using organic and biodynamic methods.
• They are low in carbonation for better flavour and enjoyment.
• They are unfiltered & unpasteurised.
• No electricity used- he uses gravity to blend the apples- real old school style.
• He uses a rack and cloth press- they have been used for 2000 years and its a very traditional method for pressing apples- not many people use them anymore but you can get a great quality juice from them.
• From pip to sip, any apple waste is reused by using it as compost in the orchard or being given to neighbour as cattle feed.

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