Cider aged in Oak
Cidre Dupont Reserve is aged six months in oak casks which were used to hold Calvados. This aging gives subtlety and excellent complexity.
- Nutrient poor clay and marl soil,
perfect for giving small fruit.
- 67% of bittersweet apples
33% of acid apples
- from October to November
- Alcohol cont.
- 7.5 % vol.
Controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. Indigenous yeasts. The fermentation
is controlled by successive racking. The cider is subsequently transferred into
400-litre barrels which had held Calvados, where it will
slowly improve for six months. The cider is unpasteurised. Put into barrels
between January and March and then bottled six months later.
Density (O.G.): 1060 after pressing, equivalent to 127g of sugar per litre. 1020 when bottled, which gives 7.5% alcohol after bottle fermentation has finished.
Eyes: Very gently sparkling, very fine
mousse. The colour is pale yellow, faintly hazy.
Nose: Light. Aromas of stewed apples and pears, mild spices.
Mouth: Delicate, powerful and complex. Aromas of pineapple, of lemon with hints of calvados.
No sugar added. No gluten. Calories per glass: 85 Cal. (12.5 cl glass)
(Read also: Tasting Cider)
Storage: Keep the bottles upright. Can be stored 4 or 5 years in
good conditions. Because the cider is on its lees, it will improve
and become more complex.
Service between 8 and 12 °C (46 to 54°F) as an aperitif, or to accompany white meats or cheeses. Also excellent with apple based desserts or pancakes.
Imbibe Magazine: "an extraordinary nose (...) with a palate that's beguilingly delicate"
La Revue du Vin de France: "A gourmet cider"
Challenge Best French Wines & Spirits for Asia: Gold medal in 2016
Bottle type: 33 cl - 75 cl - 20L Keykeg