Daufresne Brut Cidre and Perry

Located in the lower part of Normandy, France, is the cidery Daufresne. This orchard has produced two bottles now available in the American market.

WITHINScreen Shot 2016-03-01 at 11.06.31 AMDaufresne Brut Cidre is made from apples from not only the company’s orchard but those surrounding as well. This means a variety of apples go into the final product.

It tastes of ripe apples with spice and sweetness, the company says, with a balance between sugar and acid. Daufresne Brut Cidre pairs well with the tartness of cranberries.

It is on the dry side, and is 5% ABV, with a suggested retail price of $10 per 750-ml. bottle.

Daufresne Poiré (Perry) Cidre is made from small pears. It is gritty, tannic and acidic, the company says, with rounder tannins than apple cidres.

Flavors include pear with notes of melon and citrus, sweetness balanced by acidity. Pairs well with shellfish, young greens, berries and cream-based desserts.

Daufresne Poiré is 4% ABV and has a suggested retail price of $12 per 750-ml. bottle.

Both products are imported by Winesellers, Ltd.

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