Cidre Bouché is created using the traditional method of the Pays d'Auge. Full of fruit and freshness, the taste reveals the aromas of apples and citrus with finesse ("cidre bouché" is a generic term for traditional cider, literally "cider under cork").
Nutrient poor clay and marl soil,
perfect for giving small fruit.
80% of bittersweet apples
20% of acid apples
Harvesting: from October to November
Alcohol content: 5 % vol.
Controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. Indigenous yeasts. Stabilization of the cider is sought by carrying out successive racking. The fermentation is controlled by successive racking. The cider is bottled unpasteurized between March and April. Density (O.G.): 1060 after pressing, equivalent to 134 g of sugar per litre. 1024 when bottled, which gives 5% alcohol after bottle fermentation has finished.
Eyes: A string of bubbles keeps on rising in the glass. Colour is slightly hazy yellow tinged with orange. Slight deposit at the bottom of the bottle.
Nose: Powerful and complex. Aromas of cooked apple with a suggestion of leather.
Mouth: Intense and complex. Long. Hints of cooked apples, Tart Tatin and caramel.
Suggestions: (read also: Tasting Cider >>)
- Storage: Keep the bottles upright in a cool cellar (8 to 12°C, 46 to 54°F ). If well cellared, it can be kept for 5 years after bottling, Because the cider is on its lees, the mouth will improve and become more complex.
- As an aperitif, or to accompany white meats (chicken or pork), fish or cheeses such as Camembert, Livarot or Pont l'Eveque With apple based desserts or, more traditionally with sweet or savoury pancakes (crèpes).. Show Less