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Manoir de Grandouet

Manoir de Grandouet
Cidre Fermier Brut

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Manoir de Grandouet
Cidre Fermier Brut

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 5%
Minutely hazy old gold color. Bright aromas and flavors of leather-bound book in an attic, barnyard hay bandage, lemon spritzed apple, and cashew fruit with a satiny, crisp, bubbly, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, engaging, long finish imparting notes of kiwi-apple vinaigrette on arugula, mossy stones, blood orange zest, and nut skin finish. A savory, elegantly balanced cider with a long finesseful finish.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth, mild, sour & tart & rich & heavy
Aroma Aroma: leather-bound book in an attic, barnyard hay bandage, lemon spritzed apple, and cashew fruit
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of kiwi-apple vinaigrette on arugula, mossy stones, blood orange zest, and nut skin
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Fat Fries, Duck Reuben Sandwich, Baked Ham
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, elegantly balanced cider with a long finesseful finish.

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French Cider

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Serve in a Pokal
French-style ciders range in alcohol from 3-10% and are typically full-bodied with lively carbonation and subtle sweetness. This category includes all French-produced and inspired ciders including Normandy-style ciders. These ciders are often available in larger format bottles enclosed with a cork and cage. French-style ciders are more wine-like than most styles, and can be incredibly complex with lively acidity making them a perfect pair for a wide array of cuisines.