Cranborne Chase The Whitewigs Cider
A refreshing lightly sparkling sweet cider, reminiscent of toffee apples.
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The Whitewigs is a traditional style, refreshing lightly sparkling sweet cider, reminiscent of toffee apples. It is made with a blend of Dorset apples including Browns, Sweet Alford, Sweet Coppin, and other traditional cider apples. The Whitewigs is named after a Dorset smuggler legend, the story of which can be found on the bottle label.
All of the fruit is from Dorset, with some grown in Cranborne Chase Cider's own orchards, and additional fruit from orchards further west in Longburton. Fresh fruit is gathered from unsprayed orchards, washed using clean fresh water from the farm's own source, and then pressed using a belt press. Over the winter the juice undergoes a cold ferment, using natural wild yeasts and sugars, before being ready for bottling. The Whitewigs is sweetened using natural sugar.
The cidermaker, Bill Meaden, has won a number of awards at shows including at the prestigious Royal Bath and West British Cider Championships 2016.
Kayleigh and Chris tried this cider at Explorers HQ in June 2020. We found it to be very pleasant and easy to drink, with taste of the cider still coming through along with the sweetness from the sugar.