Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché de Normandie 2014
is currently backordered. You may still purchase it now but we won't be able to ship it until it becomes available again.
Varietal: 100% Bio grown apples: Douce Moen, Petit Jaune, and Binet Rouge
Estate: Located in Pays d'Auge, a part of Normandy well known for the quality of its agricultural products, the Dupont Family estate consists of 30 hectares (74 acres) of orchards in Normandy, in the heart of the Pays d'Auge region. The estate produces ciders, pommeau and calvados.
In order to reach perfect balance in its ciders and calvados, Domaine Dupont uses no less than 13 different varieties of cider apple, all perfectly adapted to the Pays d'Auge terroir. Terroir consists of nutrient poor clay and marl soil, perfect for giving small fruit.
Apples are only gathered when at full maturity. The apples are then washed and sorted just before being pressed. Fermentation starts in vats and continues slowly in the bottle to create the natural effervescence of cider.
Taste: The robe is orange and clear. During pouring, there is a very thin persistent froth. The nose is delicate. It has a definite fruitiness. There is also floral notes, in particular, violets. Mostly there is an abundance of apple aromas. The mouth offers a pleasing texture. It has complexity and balance. The finish is lingering with citrus, and apples. This ciders can be enjoyed as an aperitif. It is also perfect with sweet or savory crepes.