Cidre Le Brun
Brut Cidre de Bretagne
Cidre Le Brun Brut Cidre de Bretagne is made from pure apple juice pressed from apples grown in the Cidre Le Brun orchards. They do not use concentrates or additional sugars. The cider smells of apples, hints of bacon, a trace of smoke and a light white wine aroma. It is effervescent, foaming out of the bottle and and filling the bottle with 70% foam and 30% cider but the foam quickly subsides leaving the glass brilliant amber gold with good reflectance. A few streams of bubbles racing to the surface leaving a line of single bubbles around the rim. An initial hint of sweetness goes bone dry in a hurry with a Granny Smith apple level of tartness and a slighly astringent apple finish. Ther cider has a range of apple flavors and malolactic fermentation flavors of bacon, smoke and a slight earthiness linger in the background. The body is medium and effervescence is almost champagne like. This very elegant cider cries out for a pork roast or roast chicken with a rich creamy sauce. As soon as warm weather hits I am sitting oustide in my garden with a bottle of Brut Cidre de Bretagne and a duck egg and bacon tartine. I rate this 88.