About French Cider

About French Cider
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.

Top Picks for French Cider

Aval Cider  Blanc French Cider
95 points
Fun and approachable, with a balancing rustic touch and a gentle kiss of tannin; a delightful introduction to cider.
Aval Cider  Gold French Cider
95 points
Very farmhouse-y without being overly funky; lots of complex flavors that lend themselves well to drinking easily without blowing out the palate.
Loic Raison  Cidre Rubis
93 points
$4
A boldly fruity, balanced and fun French Cider.
Ecusson  Cidre Bio Doux
92 points
$3
A low-alcohol, French cider on the sweet side that's grown up and food-friendly.
Loic Raison  Cidre de Dégustation
92 points
$4
A funky dry cider with unexpected flavors; pair with rich fatty cheeses.
Loic Raison  Cuvée Réserve Cidre
89 points
$4
A rich, almost oaky Cider for whiskey lovers.
Bayeux 2020 Edouard, Le Généreux Cider
89 points
$8
A complex and vinous French Cider with excellent food affinity.
Aval Cider  Rosé French Cider
88 points
Juicy and fruity but balances its sweetness quite well; easily enjoyed on its own but with enough structure and acid to be a great food cider.
Ecusson  Bio Brut
85 points
$3
A great cheese pairing, this earthy and wild cider offers interesting flavors and a crisp bite on the finish.
Louis Raison  Rouge Délice Cider
85 points
$3
A chewy, woody cider with a nutty appeal.