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