Trois Pépins, Cidrerie du Vulcain, J. Perritaz
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Trois Pépins, Cidrerie du Vulcain, J. Perritaz - 2020

Item # 38303 750mL

An enticing blend of equal parts of apples, pears, and quinces. Delicate fruit and a strong salty, umami note that would make a beautiful pairing with sashimi or cavier. This is not a delicate, pretty cider, but rather an adventurous, sophisticated cider showing what Jacques Perritaz is really capable of.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

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Staff Pick Notes

When I decided to venture into the world of ciders at the beginning of my time at Astor, I had no clue where to start. I didn't want something too viscous, too cloyingly sweet. I also wanted something to pair with the orange chicken I was thinking about all day from my local Chinese restaurant. Then Jacques Perritaz stepped into my life. This Swiss cider, made from indigenous apples, pears, and quince, is named after the local vulcain, the red admiral butterfly which feasts on the fallen apples. Made with local yeasts and partial fermentation in steel tanks, this cider is made with the methode ancestrale, or bottle fermentation. It shows delicious floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle with savory saline and a dry, crisp finish perfect with orange chicken and jasmine rice. I skipped the broccoli...


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