Little Pomona - Glad to be Plaid - 7.8% Sparkling Dry Cider - 750ml Bottle
Glad to be Plaid is a sparkling dry cider made in collaboration with Clapton Craft alumni and UK cider evangelist Martyn Goodwin-Sharman. It combines two barrels, one ex-cognac and the other ex-bourbon, in a blend that brings together some wonderful tannic fruit – Harry Masters Jersey (37.5%), Ellis Bitter (33.5%) and Ashton Bitter (16.5%) – with the bright citrussy Browns Apple (12.5%).
This full-flavoured cider has insane aromatics and an energy on the palate that defies logic. It smells of fresh tropical fruit and heady perfume. It’s intense in the mouth: green citrus, mango, peach, sweet spice and more exotic perfume. The tannins have been finely polished and all of these elements linger long.
This is a food matching dream. Supple, complex, juicy, fresh, perfumed and fruit-driven, yet with restraint and modest alcohol.