Blakeney Red & Gregg’s Pit, 2015

Company Name

Gregg's Pit Cider & Perry

Name of Maker

James Marsden

Name of Product

Blakeney Red & Gregg's Pit in-bottle fermented ('Champagne method') sparkling perry

Region

Herefordshire

Season

2015

Bottle Size

750ml

Alcohol level (% vol)

8.5%

Case Size

6 x 75cl

Bottle Type

Champagne bottle

Closure Type

Mushroom cork & wire closure

Making

Varieties Used

Blakeney Red (40%) & Gregg's Pit (60%) - the Gregg's Pit perry pear is indigenous to our home orchards

About the Orchard

Gregg's Pit (home orchards) and Ribston Lawn (i mile away in the village of Much Marcle)

Vintage Conditions & Harvest

Early/mid-season harvest, pressed 10/10/15 at Original Gravity 1066 (i.e. high natural sugar) and pH 3.6

Fermented In

Stainless Steel

Barrel Type

-

Wild or Cultured Yeasts?

Combination of wild & cultured yeasts

If cultured, more details:

Champagne yeast used for second in-bottle fermentation

Any sulphites? (non naturally occurring)

Yes

Extra Details (sulphites)

300ml @ 10% solution added to 300 litre vat at start of first fermentation

Filtered?

No

Pasteurised?

No

Any Other Details

Racked 23/01/16, bottled 16/10/16 at SG1005 (7% abv) with addition of champagne yeast, sugar and adjuvant. Laid down in-bottle in stillages for 18 months and disgorged at Three Choirs Vineyards Ltd on 12/06/18

Style

Makers Aims/Intentions

Naturally Sparkling

Style

Champagne method - see above

Extra Details (style)

-

Sediment/Disgorging

No

On a Scale of Sweet - Dry

Dry

Residual Sugar level (g/l)

-

PH level

3.6

Titratable Acid level (g/l)

Tasting Notes

Main Taste Characteristics

Full-bodied and displays true fruit character of the varieties used

Scale of 1-5

(1=Delicate, 5=full bodied)

4

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