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Manoir de Grandouet

Manoir de Grandouet
Cidre Pays d’Auge AOP

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 4.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Manoir de Grandouet
Cidre Pays d’Auge AOP

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 4.5%
Minutely hazy golden amber color. Complex aromas and flavors of overripe apple, warm leather and band-aid, haystack in a field, and lemon basil vinegar with a soft, bright, bubbly, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-length finish with impressions of grass, honeyed mashed apple, and nutskin finish. A rich, complex French cider with great depth and table appeal.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light, smooth & mild, spicy & complex & rich & heavy
Aroma Aroma: overripe apple, warm leather and Band-Aid, haystack in a field, and lemon basil vinegar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of grass, honeyed mashed apple, and nutskin
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Goat Cheese en Croute, Escargot, Baked Ham
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, complex French cider with great depth and table appeal.

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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.