Calvados & Ciders
Pays d'Auge
Normandy - France

Dupont Family estate

Calvados Dupont

Cuvée Colette
Naturally sparkling

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.

Terroir
Nutrient poor clay and marl soil,
perfect for giving small fruit.
Varieties
100% of acid apples
Harvesting
from September to November
Alcohol cont.
7.5 % vol.

Techniques used

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 before disgorging.
Density (O.G.): 1050 after pressing, equivalent to 120 g of sugar per litre. 1006 when bottled.


Tasting notes

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.


Nutrition

No gluten.


(Read also: Tasting Cider)

Suggestions

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


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