As a life long fan of Aspall Cyder, Britten bought cyder directly from the Chevallier family through the 50s, 60s and 70s, and this Still Cyder has been blended to re-create a style the composer would have recognised.
With a mid to pale straw colour, and an attractive floral green apple aroma with subtle woody overtones, the palate is medium to full in body, dry with balancing fruity acidity of fresh apples; a moreish wine-like finish is followed by a creamy aftertaste.
Suitable as an aperitif or as a partner for fish or white meat dishes and a variety of vegetarian food.
Of mid straw-gold colour with a clean, light aroma of dessert apples, Premier Cru is dry, round and creamy on the palate with a good acid balance, pleasant soft tannins and an elegant, long finish.
An ideal partner for charcuterie and mild cheeses. Premier Cru also provides a very harmonious partnership with sushi and spicy foods, particularly curry.View recipe ideas here
Draught has a mid straw colour with a floral and appley aroma, especially of Russetts. It is a medium dry cyder with a mouth filling mousse and a delicate flavour of fresh pressed apples which has a complexity that enhances its long finish.
Ideal as an aperitif and with slightly sweeter savoury dishes, such as pork and apple sauce. Sweet and sour Chinese food is beautifully complimented by Draught.View recipe ideas here
Salmon pink in colour, Perronelle's Blush has an excellent nose comprising a floral, appley and fruit aroma. Attractive apple & blackberry flavours define a sweetish palate, with good acid balance and a long finish of soft fruit flavour, and blackberry tones that enhance the finish
An ideal aperitif in place of sparkling rose, and as a partner to fruit based desserts such as tarte au citron and gooseberry crumble with fresh cream.
It has an attractive golden colour; a marked fruity aroma of traditional bittersweet cyder apple, with floral and spicy overtones. The palate is rich, initially full and slightly sweet, with a good balancing acidity and a pronounced astringency followed by a very long dry finish.
Goes well with asparagus dishes. Also wonderful with strong cheddars, blue Stilton and ripe French cheeses. Very good with meaty, full flavored dishes.View recipe ideas here
As one of the newest additions to the family, Imperial Cyder is already winning awards and at 8.2% ABV its a cyder to savour for the true connoisseur.
Dark and golden in colour, Imperial has a rich aroma and lingering sweet mellow finish.
Imperial is an excellent match for rich sweetish food such as duck with plum sauce and a superb accompaniment to desserts, particularly chocolate based puddings.
Pale to mid straw in colour, Lady Jennifer's has a fresh, clean floral aroma with a pleasing apple tasting finish that is light with a slightly sweet palate.
Very good with light, delicate fish dishes such as seafood. A perfect refreshment for those summer garden parties.
A clear sparkling cyder, pale straw in colour with a fine mousse. Cuvée is dry but rounded with mouthfilling body and fruit. It has a complex appley palate with floral notes and a good lingering finish.
A wonderful British alternative to Cava, Prosecco and Champagne. Fabulous for celebrations and a great accompaniment to canapés
It reflects the rich and diverse styles of cyder Harry enjoyed both making and drinking. Mid golden to amber in colour, Aspall Harry Sparrow is a full bodied medium dry cyder that has a wonderful fruit aroma with floral and cedar wood overtones.
Ideal with spicy Indian and Thai food with a hint of sweetness. Also a compliment to classic meat dishes such as pork or chicken that are accompanied by cream or white sauces.View recipe ideas here
Mulled is made from Draught Suffolk Cyder and blended with rich mulling spices to create a delicious flavour reminiscent of bittersweet toffee apples.
Ideal as an aperitif, superb served hot with a slice of orange.