Suffolk-based brewer Adnams has unveiled its first premium flagship cider – Wild Wave.
The new sparkling cider is made with 100% English apples, grown in the Malvern Hills, an area known for its natural beauty, rolling landscapes and excellent cider, and fermented with champagne and wine yeasts.
Wild Wave features flavours and aromas of fresh apples, cut grass and mango, balanced with a tart bittersweet acidity and a medium dry finish, and is available in 330ml cans, 5L mini kegs and on tap at selected pubs, bars and restaurants.
Adnams’ master brewer Fergus Fitzgerald said: “We’ve been brewing beer, making spirits and have enjoyed a great reputation for our wines for a number of years, but we’ve never made a cider before.
“What most people don’t know is that cider is much more of a winemaking process than it is a brewing process so James, our master of wine, and I experimented with a lot of blends to eventually craft the perfect blend for Wild Wave.
“We tried to get the blend of bittersweet and dessert apples right, so there’s a bit more tannin than you might find in some ciders and I think that really works.”