Cidre Paysan 2019
A stunning and comforting peasant style cider from Normandy. Deep golden color, full bodied with ripe apple and honey qualities. This one was made for seafood, spicy dishes, and salty nut-based snacks.
We love it with… 🦀🌶🥜
Grape: Heritage apples from trees planted 150-200 years ago. Most are about 50-100ft tall.
Region: Normandy, France
Vinification: Jérôme Forget’s cidres come from traditional orchards that are quite unique in Europe. At Ferme de L’Yonnière, Jérôme harvests 15 hectares of high-tree orchards in which all fruit is hand-collected. His trees are planted to indigneous varieties and are surrounded by pastures and Normandy cows. Most of his trees are 150 to 200 years old. His trees are not trellised and end up very tall, so fruit is collected by windfall-- meaning all fruit is handpicked from the ground, ensuring that only ripe fruit is collected. Fermentation via the ambient/indigenous yeast from the trees and pasture. Slow fermentations, using keeving to stall fermentation long enough to drop out the solids before bottling. The sparkle comes naturally from a second in-bottle fermentation (using juice with residual sugar). Jérôme does not use any chemicals in his pasture or in his cidery, and no sulfites (or anything else) are added to the wines at any time. Production is carried out at the farm, from start to finish.