Sicera Florentin, Cidre de Normandie
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Sicera Florentin, Cidre de Normandie

Item # 39204 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
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$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Beginning in the 19th century with Guillaume Caillouel and later his son Florentin, the family begin cultivating apples and producing both cider and Calvados. Seeking the perfect cider apple, they created a new variety of apple in 1886 that now carries their name: the Caillouel. It is marked by the beautiful red color of its pulp and gives the cider an orange tint. Earthy, mushroom flavors waft from the glass among crisp apple notes.


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Staff Pick Notes

I really like this cidre, but cidre can be a tough sell, because the price-to-getting-you-buzzed ratio is not good. As I get older, I appreciate drinks that are light, refreshing, low in alcohol, and delicious. This Cidre de Normandie definitely checks all those boxes. The Caillouel family have been producing cidre and Calvados on their now 20 hectare estate since the mid-1800s. They even created their own variety of apple, Caillouel, in 1886 that is known for its red pulp. With trees that are over 100 years old, this cidre has wonderful provenance for a $15 a bottle cidre. All that would be rubbish if this cider wasn't yummers--and it is. It's perfect for holiday meals, but don't pigonhole cidre into fall and winter, as has been done. The low alcohol makes it perfect for summer time too.

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Flor

Flor is a protective layer of naturally occurring yeast that grows, under certain circumstances, in the barrels after fortification. Its presence (or absence) is what determines the style of a given Sherry. When it does grow, it protects the wine from oxidation while feasting on the available glycerin - the resultant Sherries are thus dry and very pale in...

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