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.