Lilli Quince Cider 2022


Full bore quince, this is richly perfumed with flavours of quince (obvs) mandarin with a tea-like, quenching, grippy finish. Smyrna Quince was crushed, pressed and fermented in stainless steel before ageing on lees for 9 months. It was bottled without any filtering, fining or additives.

Lilli Ciders are made by winemaking mates Liam Kelleher of Lele wines and Will Lyons-Bowman of Vita Wines. Both based in North Canterbury, they grabbed the opportunity to make cider together. With fruit from 3 Canterbury orchards, they have a similar minimal intervention approach to cider making as they do winemaking.