Full Review

Kystin

Kystin
Opalyne Brut French Cider

Pair this cider with:
Chicken Fish Pork

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$7
Best Buy

Kystin
Opalyne Brut French Cider

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pork

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 5%
Minutely hazy old gold color. Aromas and flavors of honey roasted apples and nuts, dried pear, and strawberry jam with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, long finish with suggestions of apple and pineapple shrub, baking spices, and fallen trees in the forest. A delightfully deep and flavorful French Cider for all occasions.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Old World, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: honey roasted apples and nuts, dried pear, and strawberry jam
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of apple and pineapple shrub, baking spices, and fallen trees in the forest
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spit Roasted Chicken, Fresh Trout With Brown Butter, Baked Ham
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully deep and flavorful French cider for all occasions.

The Producer

French Cider

The Producer
1483 Elliott Ave
Seattle, WA 98119
USA
1 206-2830909

Their Portfolio

95 Kystin Opalyne Brut French Cider 5% (France) $7.00.
97 Kystin Secret Ice Cider 10% (France) $49.00.
87 Kystin Cuvée XVII Apple-Chestnut Cider 4% (France) $24.00.

French Cider

Wine 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.