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(49p per 100ml)
This delicious cider drink is made from nothing but pears, and its wonderful pear flavour sometimes has notes of elderflower. Perry doesn't have the tannins of apple cider, and is easy on the palate. It's not made from the juice of just any old pears - specially astringent perry pears are used. Because the consumption of perry declined after the Victorian era, many of the orchards were cut down for their wood, but now farmers are planting trees again due to revived interest in the drink. Old pear varieties such as Gin, Brandy, Merrylegs, Stinking Bishop, Judge Amphlett and Hellen’s Early will soon flourish again in the three perry counties: Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Dunkertons have planted over 10 different varieties of pear in their Herefordshire orchards. We're selling perry for a limited time only, so order quick so you don't miss out!
Ivor and Susie Dunkerton have been producing delicious cider at their orchard in Herefordshire since 1979, after escaping London to try a taste of the 'good life'. After trying to make a living from a smallholding of 18 acres, they decided to give cider making a go, and they've never looked back. They were the first cider makers in Herefordshire to convert to organic methods in 1988, and their mill and cider press date back to 1930. Ivor and Susie grow old varieties of cider apples and pears such as Sweet Coppin, Dabinett, Stoke Red and Foxwhelp. They take great pride in making their ciders, and after pressing the fruit, they ferment and store the juices separately for one year before blending them together. They take their time over the blending process, which requires immense skill to keep the cider in peak condition.
Pears, Carbon Dioxide*, Sulphur Dioxide* (* = Approved non-organic ingredient)
Dietary information: Contains Sulphites
Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans
Store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Best served chilled. Not suitable for home freezing.