Review of Marquis de Saint-Loup’s Cidre de Normandie Brut. It is my first time trying anything from this cidery.
Cider: Cidre de Normandie Brut
Cidery: Marquis de Saint-Loup
Cidery Location: France
How Supplied: 750ml corked & caged bottles
Style: French cidre
Availability: in Western Washington, plus online sales (to AK, CA, DC, ID, ND, NH, NM, NV, OR, and WA), both through Beauchamp Imports / French Cider Inc.
Cider Description: This is an approachable brut cidre—all natural, fermented, pure apple juice, lightly sparkling and not too sweet. A go-to cidre for nearly any occasion, it is equally well-suited for a meal of shareable small plates or for grander special occasions. Delicious served by the glass at the bar, in an ice bucket tableside, or to guests at a rehearsal dinner. This cidre has an effervescence that lasts.
Cidery Description: see here
Price: ~ $11.99
Where Bought: Central Market, North of Seattle
Where Drank: home
How Found: browsing
First Impression: Light amber hue. Low carbonation. Smells of apple juice.
Tasting Notes: On the sweeter side of semi-dry. Light bodied. Low tartness and acidity. Hints of tannins. No sourness, bitterness, or funk. Notes of apple juice & pomace with hints of orange. Quick finish. Low complexity. Moderate flavor intensity. High sessionability and apple flavor.
My Opinion: I liked it. However, it was less complex than many of the other French ciders I’ve had.
Most Similar to: Kystin Opalyne
Closing Notes: French cider is one of my favorites.
Have you tried French cider? What did you think?