Julien Frémont Grenier Apple Cider (2017) 750ml Bottle10682
Unlike many of the cider producers who display the Pays d’Auge appellation of their labels, Julien deliberately sits outside the appellation because it requires the cider to be semi-sweet, and he likes his cider to be drier than required by the appellation authorities. He also does not use systemic sprays, instead opting for organic and biodynamic farming as well as natural fermentation of the juice rather than adding foreign yeasts. In the case of the Grenier, he picks the apples by hand making many passes through the orchard to ensure that the apples are in the exact stage of ripeness that he requires. He then stores the apples in the attic for an incredible two months to dry the apples out and concentrate the flavours. It also significantly reduces the yield as much of the juice evaporates during this process.
Region: Normandy, FR | ABV 5.9%