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Barrington Court staff raise glass to cider awards
12:30pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
STAFF at Barrington Court Estate are celebrating after picking up two awards for its medium and dry farmhouse ciders.
The products have been recognised in this year’s Fine Farm Produce Awards.
The ciders are made using apples from the ten acres of orchards at the estate, which boast more than 100 varieties of apple.
Rachel Brewer, the estate’s pommelier, said: “We press the apples in a 200-year-old cider press and ferment the juice for 13 weeks. Then we age it in cognac or sherry-lined oak barrels for a minimum of eight weeks.
“At this stage the dry farmhouse cider is ready to drink and to create the medium cider we add natural sweeteners.”
The judges, commenting on the medium farmhouse cider, said it ‘has a toffee, almost Christmas cake like scent, which is very appealing’, while the dry cider had a ‘dry and subtle taste’.
Rachel added: “The awards mean a lot to us because we constantly strive to refine and improve our products.
"This ‘stamp of approval’ gives them prestige and recognition for all the hard work and care that goes into them.”
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