Rockingham Forest Cider is a hand crafted traditional cider, made from 100% freshly pressed apple juice. The cider is pressed, fermented and matured in the Welland Valley village of Middleton, which lies within the area known as the Rockingham Forest in Northamptonshire.
The apples used are a blend of traditional Worcestershire grown cider fruit, including the 'Vintage' varieties Dabinett, Yarlington Mill, and Tremlett's Bitter. These are blended with local 'Sharp' apples to give a good balance of tannin and acidity in the finished cider. The apples are hand washed and inspected, with only sound fruit making the grade, then milled and pressed to extract the juice. A cultured yeast is added to promote a vigorous fermentation, and the resulting cider is matured through the Winter months, ready for drinking from early Summer onwards.
Rockingham Forest Cider contains no artificial flavourings, sweeteners or colourings, and is not filtered, carbonated, or pasteurised. The result is a naturally dry, mellow, and full flavoured cider, which may have a slight natural haze in the glass.