GWYNT Y DDRAIG CIDER Dabinett - 500ml
Made from a single variety of cider apple, Dabinett is a full bittersweet apple found in large quantities throughout many Welsh orchards. This apple produces a well-balanced bittersweet cider with a soft astringency and full body. A connoisseur's cider that lends itself to the "New Age" cider drinker.
'Dabinett' is an apple cultivar, customarily used in Somerset for making cider. 'Dabinett' probably dates from the early 1900s, when it was found by William Dabinett growing as a wilding (a natural seedling) in a hedge at Middle Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset. The exact genetic makeup of Dabinett is unknown, though one 'parent' was probably the Chisel Jersey apple, a similar late "bittersweet" variety. The variety became very popular and was widely planted across the south-west of England.
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GWYNT Y DDRAIGGwynt Y Ddraig is a family-owned and operated business that produces award-winning Welsh ciders. The company was founded in 200, making cider from the apples grown in their orchard in Pontypridd, Wales. Today, Gwynt Y Ddraig is one of the largest and most respected cider producers in Wales, with a reputation for crafting premium ciders using traditional methods.
Gwynt Y Ddraig offers a wide variety of ciders, including still, sparkling, and fruit-flavoured varieties. The company uses only locally-sourced apples, many of which are grown on their own orchards or sourced from neighboring farms. Gwynt Y Ddraig is committed to sustainability and uses environmentally-friendly farming practices to grow their apples.
The cider-making process at Gwynt Y Ddraig is a combination of traditional and modern methods. The company uses a state-of-the-art press to extract the juice from the apples, but then ferments the juice in oak barrels to give the cider a unique, complex flavor profile. Gwynt Y Ddraig ciders are all natural, with no added sugars or artificial flavours.
Gwynt Y Ddraig has won numerous awards for their ciders, including multiple gold medals at the Royal Welsh Show and the International Cider Challenge. Their signature Black Dragon cider has been named the Best Cider in Wales for four years running.