Apples have been grown and pressed on Broome Farm in Herefordshire since the 1930s. Today, the show at Ross on Wye Cider is run the same way as it was then — naturally and speaking to the soil and climate of one of the United Kingdom’s most gushed about cider counties. With a focus on blending the apples they grow — largely bittersweets — the Medium Dry Still is a raw and unmanipulated look at what the English import does. Aromas of ripe, deep bittersweet apples meld with earth, caramel and butterscotch.
A popular key phrase in wine, this cider also touts a little bit of “forest floor” notes — think mossy but not in a bad way. The cider showcases the classic English bittersweet texture of gentle tannin that stay on the tip of the tongue and merge with light, bright acid. Finishing off dry but fuller in fruit and tannin, acid helps to keep it clean. Smooth and velvety in texture. Find some meat to pair with and start grilling.