Old style natural cider
Limited edition 2021 of 3 084 bottles
750 mL, 6.1% alc./vol
Farmer-type cider. This is the second limited edition of this natural type of cider. LE CIDRE Libre 2021 is as wild and unique as the previous edition. Last fall, our team found more wild apples from spontaneous cultivation. Around the village of Hemmingford and the cidery, the harvest took place from 12 to 18 September 2020.
The apples picked this year are more of a bitter type. After fermentation by native yeasts, this new "petnat" is another success. Without added sulphites and with only 3.4 g/L of residual sugar, LE CIDRE Libre is a dry cider. It offers beautiful smoky notes, forest aromas, citrus fruits and especially peach. We preferred a partial disgorgement. Thus, the preserved lees offer density and roundness to the mineral side, astringency and bitterness found in the mouth.
The deposit at the bottom of the bottle is normal. Before pouring into a glass, rotate gently to mix the lees and make the most of the flavours.
LE CIDRE Libre is to be consumed now. Serve it chilled to drink while eating a croque-monsieur, raclette or tartiflette.
Available in selected grocery stores and convenience stores in Quebec and in few SAQ and, on ligne on saq.com.