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Normandy Apple Cider

 
Winery:

Val de Rance

Denomination: Normandy
Wine Name: Apple Bite

Cidre Bouché

Variety:

90% bittersweet apples

10% bitter apples

Sparkling Cider

Dry

France

Certified Organic

 
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Story

Since 1983 the cooperative of Val de Rance brought together the cidermaking experience of 300 passionate local growers from Brittany, France. After recent investments, the co-operative has expanded and modernised its equipment. Apple Bite is produced on the cooperative’s site at Pleudihen sur Rance in Brittany. It aims to be a crisp, naturally fruity cider in the Breton style by using traditional production methods and the best selection from organic certified apples.

Orchard

Apple Bite is produced from 100% apple juice. All of the apples selected are certified USDA organic. 90% are harvested in Brittany (for the bittersweet varieties) and 10% in Normandy (for the bitter varieties).

Production

After being cleaned, the apples are gently crushed. They are then fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, and carefully filtered with the addition of Co2 for the carbonation. No sugar is added at any point during the process. This is a Brut cider with natural residual sugar.

Tasting Notes

Golden straw color. Fruity aromas such as golden apples, peach, apricots. Fruity attack, good balance, refreshing finish on the palate.

Food Pairing

Enjoy it chilled as an apéritif, crepes Suzette (pancakes with orange liquor and butter), apple or apricot pies, foie gras, soft cow cheeses like Brie.

Apple Bite Cider

Apple Bite Cider

Val de Rance - Cidre Bouché