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Val de France

Val de France
L’Authentique Brut French Cider

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 4.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Val de France
L’Authentique Brut French Cider

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 4.5%
Clear gold color. Interesting, complex aromas and flavors of baked and dehydrated apples and pears, melted toffee, hint of light molasses, and wet potters clay with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity medium body and a captivating, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of green apple skin, wheat grass and straw, wet stones, and cinnamon sticks finish. A refreshing, very table friendly dry cider with nice acidity and structure.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: baked and dehydrated apples and pears, melted toffee, hint of light molasses, and wet potters clay
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of green apple skin, wheat grass and straw, wet stones, and cinnamon sticks
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Root Vegetables, Ham Quiche, Baked Ham
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing, very table friendly dry cider with nice acidity and structure.

The Producer

Epicurean Beverages

The Producer
2299 Perimeter Park Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30341
USA
1 770-457-0300

French Cider

Beer Glass Pokal Cider.jpg
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.