Calvados & Ciders
Pays d'Auge
Normandy - France

Dupont Family estate

Calvados Dupont

Cidre Bouché
Naturally Sparkling

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").

Terroir
Nutrient poor clay and marl soil,
perfect for giving small fruit.
Varieties
50% of bittersweet apples, 20% bitter apples, 30% of acidic apples
Harvesting
from October to November
Alcohol cont.
5.5 % vol.

Techniques used

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 136 g of sugar per litre. 1012 when bottled, which gives 5.5 % alcohol after bottle fermentation has finished.


Tasting notes

Eyes: Yellow, hint of gold, clear and bright.
Nose: Baked apple, stone fruits, notes of rhubarb.
Mouth: Rich and intense, aromas of fresh apple supported by notes of red fruits. The finish is nicely balanced between tannins and acidity, giving a nice length on the palate.


Nutrition

No sugar added. No gluten.
Calories per glass: 65 Cal. (12.5 cl glass)


(Read also: Tasting Cider)

Suggestions

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.
Service: Aperitif, or to accompany white meats (chicken or pork) or cheeses.


Press comments

Eric Asimov - New York Times :
"First among my favourites is the Dupont Cidre Bouché..."
Asia Beer Awards 2013 : Gold award
Australian Cider Awards 2011 : "Best in Class" award

Bottle types: 33 cl - 37,5 cl - 75 cl - 150 cl - 20L Keykeg
For the moment, only 75cl, 2021 bottles have the Organic FR-BIO-09 certification.


DOMAINE DUPONT
14430 Victot-Pontfol - France
Tel.: +33 (0)231.632.424   -   Fax: +33 (0)231.631.476   -   Email:
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