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Victor Gontier Cidre Bouche (dry apple cider) 4.5% 750ml

  • SKU : VGCidre
  • Brand/Distillery : Victor Gontier
  • Country of Origin : France
  • Vintage :
  • ABV : 4.50%
  • Volume : 750ml

Slightly cloudy gold ochre colour with pale orange tinge. This cider pours remarkably well, resembling champagne until the head vanishes without a trace. Ample, fine bead persists. Ripe apple aroma, with hints of blue cheese and a touch of spice. The palate delivers flavours of ripe apple and spice, before turning slightly tart with distinctive mouldy flavours (very similar to the mould that develops in blue cheese). This characteristic is often referred to as ‘mercaptan’ when experienced in wine, and in this case is most likely caused by the secondary fermentation which occurs in the bottle. There is a powdery feel to the palate, similar to the powdery sensation that appears when eating an apple fresh from the tree. Long, crisp, slightly tart finish. Below the ‘rusticity’, a touch of grassiness and hints of hay emerge in the aftertaste. A most unusual treat!

Small Farm production of Calvados for 3 generations, in the heart of the Calvados Domfrontais area. Made with minimum one-third pears and apples for the balance it is rustic, farm-style and smell. Truly for the locals. No compromises...meaning, that it is absolutely authentic, but also fruitier and rounder when young than Pays d'Auge Calvados that require more ageing. Also famous for its apple and pear cider: They are 100% pure juice like all French ciders or Perry must be by law and no addition of anything but sulphite under strict conditions is permitted. This is very important to bear in mind when in most countries of the world ciders can have up to 45 % water added, with sugar, aromatics synthetic or natural, sugar, alcohol, preservatives etc.

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