Cidrerie du Vulcain Transparente 2016 4%
Floral attractive aromas, near dry rather than off-dry. Beautiful strident fruit flavors. The acidity is savory and the palate is a perfectly balanced trinity of salt, acidity, and delicate fruit, delivered with such lightness of texture — that Alpine feeling: not diluted but elusive and aerial, and incredibly refreshing, mouthwatering actually. A superb, stimulating and refreshing cidre!
96 Points on RateBeer.
Cidrerie du Vulcain A Propos d'Ailes 2016 4%
New as of 2017! A demi-sec cidre with very few tasting notes out there!
Varieties: Blend of apples dominated by the Tobiässler
Cider-making: Crushed, light maceration (2-72 hours) before pressing, light settling and clarification (with natural mushroom extract) before partial indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Two to three light filtrations ensure that the desired residual sugar levels are attained. Natural prise de mousse in bottle. Low sulfur additions (about 20mg/l) before bottling.
Cidrerie du Vulcain Trois Pepins 2016 5.6%
Combination in equal parts of apples, pears, and quinces - Very bracing to drink, what a rush of salt and acidity, plus the astringency of quince skin. Transparente, Premiers Emois, and the Poire are pastoral; Trois Pepins is minimalism. It’s a very, very grown-up cidre.
Cidrerie du Vulcain Cidre de Fer 2016 5%
The pure expression of the Fer (iron) apple (Bohnapfel) and the iron shows in the depth of this cidre - in the mouth it is dry, a little weightier than Transparente and it is has a deeper tone and depth. It is very elegant and brisk in style with a sensual depth and lingering finish.
Cidrerie du Vulcain Raw Boskoop 2016 5.2%
A new offering this year, Jacques has sourced a grower for the rare Belle de Boskoop. This is a sought after variety for dry cidre as it provides complex, mixed sensations of freshness, fruit and minerality. It is a 'cidre de soif' or a thirsty cidre - one to quench the thirst ! Dry, crisp and uplifting, don't miss this for the Summer.
The first taste of a Vulcain cider will usually cause disbelief. They are so… pretty! And so different.
Dry to moderately sweet, with a discreet salty finish, the different blends or individual varieties speak so clearly yet so delicately —watercolors, not oil paintings. Essentially, these ciders are unmistakably Alpine: at their core is transparency, levity, and altitude; the same cool wind that runs through most Alpine wines; the freshness of a mountain stream.
Famille Dupont Givre Ice Cider 7% 2009 375ml
The cider ferments in stainless steel vats. If calvados is made by double distillation (high temperature extraction), Givre is made by cooling the cider to very low temperature. At these temperatures, crystals of ice form. They are separated from the liquid, which is thereby enriched with sugar, alcohol and body. Eight stages of chilling are needed in order to obtain Givre.
Eyes: Brilliant, amber mahogany.
Nose: Baked apple, jammy quince, caramel.
Mouth: Baked apple, nice balance between sweetness and briskness, hint of nuts, long finish.
Famille Dupont Cidre Bouche 5.5% 2014
A dry cider to be drunk as an aperitif. During a meal goes well with poultry, veal, pork, desserts and pancakes.
Patrick Sullivan Jumpin Cider 6% 330ml
Willie Smiths Somerset Redstreak 6.3% 750ml
Willie Smiths 23 Varieties 5% 750ml
Batlow Cloudy Cider 4.2% 375ml Can
Traditional farmhouse style with a bold apple sweetness upfront, good body and a clean medium-sweet finish. Will contain traces of Batlow apple sediment.
Willie Smith Traditional Cider 5.4% 750ml
Unfiltered farmhouse style