Chalkdown Cider is a cider like no other! Packed full of depth and a champagne-like style to it, this multi-award-winning British made cider has layers and layers of flavour - fresh English apples, with baked apple aromas, all complemented by a biscuity finish. Together they make a refreshing drink that's perfect as an aperitif or to celebrate any occasion.
It's made from Hampshire apples that are hand-picked and sorted and then gently pressed to ensure the purest expression of fruit. The cider is made slowly using the same 'traditional method' that is used to make fine sparkling wine.
On the palate, Chalkdown has a delicate apple flavour that combines with a brioche character from the long ageing to create a graceful and refreshing drink that’s perfect as an aperitif or to celebrate any occasion.
Chalkdown cider makes an excellent alternative to Champagne or Prosecco. It's best served chilled in a flute glass.
How it all began
Founder, Piotr Nahajski, had just completed a study tour of the Champagne region when he came across an English cider that had undergone secondary bottle fermentation. Putting the two together he envisaged a delicate English cider, low in tannins and phenolics, made from juice that resembled more closely the juice used for fine sparkling wine than for traditional cider. It would be allowed extra long bottle ageing before its release.
The result is Chalkdown cider: A cider that has taken 30 months to create from the harvesting of the apples to its release for sale.