Black Fox Cider 2017-04-14T16:32:03+00:00
Stats

7% ABV

500ml Bottle

20l Bag in Box

Gluten Free

Suitable for Vegans

Contains Sulphites

Soil Association Certified

About

Dunkertons Organic Black Fox cider has fragrant notes of traditional cider apple varieties which we have carefully blended together to give a deliciously robust cider leaving your mouth full of lively sweet and tangy after tastes.  Translucent in colour with light golden honey hues.

The Tale of The Black Fox

From the earliest times rural communities have told stories of many fantastic and unusual creatures which have supposedly lived in their locality. The lush rolling countryside of North West Herefordshire is no exception where folklore stories tell of an animal which has evaded capture by farmer and huntsman alike; The Black Fox. The red fox has always existed however the belief grew that there was also a fox “as black as night, so that it might live in a man’s shadow and so never be seen”. A favoured haunt of the BLACK FOX is the cider orchard.

Apple Varieties

Brown Snout

Foxwhelp

Kingston Black

Balls Bitter Sweet

Stoke Red

Dabinett

Court Royal

Breakwells

Yarlington Mill

Dunkertons Late

Why Organic

Being organic means we work with nature not against it. Organic farming involves using lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers.  It involves adopting a more environmentally sustainable approach to management of the land and the natural environment such as ‘strip mowing’ which means we mow every other row so insects have more area to make their homes in. Since we don’t rely on synthetic pesticides and fertilisers which pollute water sources and contaminate the soil the wildlife in our orchards thrive.

The planet also prospers because healthy soils are a major store of carbon, containing three times as much carbon as the atmosphere and five times as much as forests.

Because of the absence of manufactured herbicides and the severely restricted use of pesticides, our orchards are sanctuaries for wildlife and provide homes to many bees, birds and butterflies. By managing and maintaining healthy habitats we support up to 50% more wildlife.

Our History

Dunkertons history reaches back to 1980 when our founders Ivor and Susie Dunkerton made the decision to escape London and buy a smallholding in Herefordshire. Their vision was to turn the land into a viable business opportunity and they soon realised that organic traditional cider and perry production was the answer.

Our unique methods of making our products means we take traditional varieties of organic cider apples and perry pears grown in our own orchards and those of our farmers and create handmade individual blends. We carefully select the finest varieties for their distinct flavours and characteristics. It is this careful selection of fruit that gives our drinks the delicate and aromatic flavours and fragrances that Dunkertons have become renowned for.

Our Drinks

Every September as soon as the cider apples and perry pears are ripe they are harvested and delivered to us by our farmers. The fruit is washed, milled to a pulp and then pressed in a belt press. The juice is then pumped to our shiny stainless steel vats that can hold up to 10,000 litres of juice.

Every blend or single variety we make is carefully prepared by hand in the first instance. Once aromas, colour, taste, depth and body are thoroughly checked the bottling process begins.

 I have always loved Dunkertons cider but had never tried any other than the Premium, but last night I tried the Black Fox and will be buying it again very soon. Fantastic cider, not too sweet or dry and a lovely fizz that’s not overpowering. A must try cider for any cider lover.

John.