2016 Cidrerie du Vulcain Cidre Trois Pepins

2016 Cidrerie du Vulcain Cidre Trois Pepins

SWITZERLAND
$44. 99 Bottle
$539.88 Dozen
ABV: 5.6%
Closure: Cork

Jacques Perritaz, the man behind La Cidrerie du Vulcain, works exclusively with the local orchard fruits of Fribourg: ancient varieties of apples, pears and quinces grown on high-branched, untreated trees. The Fribourg terroir, with its cool climate and diverse soils, provides for beautiful nuances in the aromatic expression of the Vulcain ciders, an effect that is only enhanced by the old age of the high-branched trees.

Jacques’ flagship cuvées are the partially fermented sparkling ciders (made with the guillage method of Clairette de Die) and ciders crafted according to the traditional methods of Normandy and Brittany. Different cuvées are crafted in function of the conditions of each year, depending on the available varieties. The ciders are always “pure juice,” fermented with their wild yeasts, only lightly filtered and only lightly sulfured at bottling time.

Trois Pepins is equal parts apple, pear and quince.