Crucible Cider & Berry Gin
Enjoy our range of Ciders and Gins, all handmade on the farm.
Traditional regional approaches of Normandy are reflected in our range of vintage ciders. Our range includes Traditional Dry (bone dry, typically 9-10% abv), Demi-Sec (just off dry, again 9-10% abv) and Perry (a dry style but with a natural mellow sweetness).
We use 28 varieties of organically-grown heritage English and French cider apples. These are hand-crushed in small batches on-farm. The ciders are made using champagne yeast via methode traditionelle, just like champagne.
This results in an authentic, dry character with a pleasing, seasonally variable, optimum of bitter-sweet, bitter-sharp flavours. It has a long tannin finish and well rounded flavour profile. This cider has a savoury minerality derived from our “terroire” that grows on you.
Note there are NO added preservatives, or any other “stuff” in any of our ciders. Serve Crucible ciders cold.
“A benchmark example of what cider really should be” – The Naked Hungry Traveller
“The Crucible cider is the real deal” – Max Allen, The Australian Gourmet