Made from rare and bittersweet apples mostly grown in Killahora’s own 200 year old orchards on the Atlantic south coast of Ireland. Freezing the pressed juice results in a beautiful, rich must is slowly fermented to give a luscious, balanced, dessert apple wine, with additional depth from the layers of soft tannins from the bittersweet cider apples.
The 2018 vintage is particularly special because of the hot summer which created record sugar content at pressing and this bottling carries more vibrant fruit notes. We believe that this vintage will age well.
Nothing is rushed at Killahora Orchards: the fruit is hand-picked and this perry is made in small batches, then allowed to ferment and mature which creates complexity and real nuances of flavour.
Cider Is Wine is the quality mark for ciders and perries fermented exclusively from apples and pears, not-from-concentrate. There are no global standards the production of ciders and perries meaning that in the UK most cider made comes from just 35% juice all of which can be imported concentrate, which can make a British cider. Cider Is Wine ciders and perries are all made by crafts people from 100% fresh juice.
Cider Is Wine works with some of the world’s cutting edge cider producers, those with great peer reviews, leaders of their industry who believe passionately in the heritage and sustainable quality of what they do. They have great precision and artistry in the ciders and perries that they make, and they are all individuals.
Cider Is Wine’s objective is that by 2030 all available global trade and consumers will be aware of the ciders and perry sector, exclusively fermented, either partially or wholly, fermented from apples and pears, not-from-concentrate.
Cider Is Wine markets, imports, distributes and retails exceptional producers of artisan ciders made like wines to the description above. It leads the alcohol market in increasing the value of the cider experience from consumers through the whole trade, working with influencers and media to create the awareness of the niche sector which is worth an estimated £150M at UK retail value.