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Tour de Fruit / Apple – Chenin, 2017

By Côme Isambert - Cristal Closed

  • Region: Loire
  • Country: France
  • Appellation: none
  • Style: Sparkling
  • Apple Varieties: various local cider varieties from Normandy
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • No added sulphites.
  • Suitable for vegetarians.
  • Suitable for vegans.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • No temperature control.
  • This cider is fermented spontaneously.
  • Additional information: Blend of apple and botrytised Chenin blanc. The Grappes of Chenin have been added while pressing the apples. Bottled as a Pet Nat at 20g/L RS. Disgorged by hand in march 2018. Rich cider with nice refreshing bubbles and a salty finish on the palate. Very unique!

About Côme Isambert - Cristal Closed

Côme Isambert - Cristal Closed Loire, France My philosophy is to produce wines and ciders reflecting the diversity and richness of the terroirs of the Loire Valley / Normandy and to promote through various cuvees the complementarity of cultivars: grapes as Chenin blanc, Cabernet franc, Grolleau noir, Grolleau gris, Gamay as well as apples, pears. I work only with gravity and give the wines time to finish their natural processes without adding any additives.