Cuvée Colette is a cider made following the "méthode traditionnelle" (traditional method) of making sparkling wines. Refined and elegant, it makes an excellent drink as an aperitif.
- Nutrient poor clay and marl soil,
perfect for giving small fruit.
- 100% of acid apples
- from September to November
- Alcohol cont.
- 7.5 % vol.
Controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. Indigenous yeasts. The fermentation
is controlled by successive racking. Bottle conditioning takes place using selected
yeasts. The lees break down and are re-absorbed by autolysis, which gives the
cider structure and roundness. The deposit remaining in the bottle is removed
by disgorging. The cider made in this way is clear and without deposit. Bottled
in the spring. Fermentation on the lees takes place for at least six months
Density (O.G.): 1050 after pressing, equivalent to 120 g of sugar per litre. 1006 when bottled.
Eyes: Clear. Pale yellow colour. Very fine
and persistent mousse.
Nose: Fresh, fine and delicate. Aromas of green apples, caramel and citrus.
Mouth: Brisk, fresh, fine and elegant. Sharp apples and citrus underpinned with a hint of iodine aromas.
(Read also: Tasting Cider)
Storage: Keep the bottles upright or lying down in a cool cellar (8 to 12°C, 46 to 54°F ). The fact that there is no deposit makes the Cuvée Colette capable of being kept many years if conditions are good.
Service: Aperitif, or to accompany seafood, sushi, desserts made with brisk fruits, brioche.
Bottle type: 75 cl