Chalkdown Awarded Gold at the British Cider Championships 2019
Chalkdown Cider, located in Andover Down, Hampshire has been awarded Gold for the Best Bottle Fermented Cider at the UK’s largest cider competition, the British Cider Championships.
The British Cider Championship has become a prestigious and prominent annual event in the cider making calendar, attracting huge interest and entries from a variety of producers and cider enthusiasts, ranging from artisan producers to prominent and well-established cider makers.
Chalkdown topped its category of 'Bottle Fermented Cider'. This includes cider that is aged for more than one year, with yeast and disgorged, presented in a Champagne bottle with a cork and cage.
This adds to the long list of awards that Chalkdown has received including the Trophy at the International Cider Challenge in 2017 and 2018; 1st prize at the Royal Three Counties Show in 2018; and a Great Taste Award in 2018.
Cider maker and owner, Piotr Nahajski commented on his success: “When I created Chalkdown, I was absolutely determined that I wanted to develop a premium sparkling cider that is produced using the traditional Champagne Method, with extended ageing, to create a delicate flavor with a gentle brioche character, resulting in an elegant and refreshing drink that is perfect for any occasion.
“I am delighted Chalkdown has been recognised as best in its class and it is a huge honour and acknowledgment for both myself and the rest of the Chalkdown team. So much care and attention goes into producing each bottle, from hand selecting the finest Hampshire apples to polishing each and every bottle.”