This cider is produced from no less than 20 different varieties of apples. This gives it a very nice balance between the sweet, bitter and acidic varieties. After a fermentation process that is modified in its length to produce the “brut”, “demi-sec” and “doux” varieties, and light filtration, it is bottled in order to naturally develop its own natural gas. This gives it the fine bubbles that we are known for.
Pours a hazy amber colour with a thin ring of head. The aroma of dry apples, mild barnyard, hay, glue and vinous notes. The taste is sweet apples, tannic notes, mild must and vanilla. Medium-bodied, good balance, soft carbonation. Best served over ice.
Producer and proprietor-harvester of apple cider, Calvados, Pommeau de Normandie and pear cider since 1919, on 45 hectares planted with about sixty varieties in a traditional orchard of standard trees, with pays d'Auge Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée status. AOC. The ciders are 100% pure juice like all French ciders or Perry must be by law and no addition of anything but sulphite under strict conditions is permitted. This is very important to bear in mind when in most countries of the world ciders can have up to 45 % water added, with sugar, aromatics synthetic or natural, sugar, alcohol, preservatives etc. Absolute authenticity and tradition guarantee that besides the strict French cider regulation, Le Pere Jules, do not pasteurize, nor add sulphites to their ciders, meaning their quality is unmatched, but they are unpredictable, subject sometimes to secondary explosive fermentation, making champagne to look tame in comparison.