Cidrerie du Leguer 2018 'Granit' Rose Cidre, Brittany
Item Number: 14003
Sub Region: Brittany
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 99% Apples / 1% Black Currant Wine
Type: Cider - Cider
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 5.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Granite
Production Notes: This cider is made from apples that have fallen, collected from the ground and allowed to further ripen in wooden crates. Apples are washed with clear water, grated or shredded, and oxidized to remove astringency before being gently pressed for 3 hours. Cédric uses the old-school process of “keeving” to clean the musts (thus they are not filtered) and all fermentations are natural. The ciders are bottled with no sulfur. A secondary natural fermentation occurs in the bottle, giving the Granit Rose cidre it's bubbles.
Tasting Notes: The Granite Rosé is delightful. It is a drier cider with roughly 1% black currant juice added. Bottles come topped by a traditional Champagne cage, but the bubbles, the mousse here, is very delicate and soft – almost nonexistent, at least visually. You feel it a bit more on the palate as a textural presence. The black currant gives the cider a beautiful delicate rosy tinge, but also a really aromatic and mouth-watering perfume. Yet the cider, the apples, shine through, and that’s the magic. The overall impression here, as with the BrutBrut, is full, rounded, and juicy. It begs you not just to drink it, but gulp it. The fun here is the balance, the play of sweet fruit and acidity and bitterness. Delicious.