Saturday, April 16, 2016

Thierache Clos de la Fontaine Hugo Cider

Thierache Clos de la Fontaine Hugo Cider Brut....$10.99 / 750ml
5% ABVAt Rozoy-sur-Serre, in Vichery, a tiny hamlet in the heart of the Aisne valley, located between Champagne and Belgium remains the last cider house of Thiérache, the Clos de La Fontaine Hugo. Grégoire Leroux, a young and ambitious farmer took over the ownership in 2010 from Agnès Turck to bring back the reputation of this artisanal cider-house made with traditional methods and local sour apples.  Property Located on the heights of Rozoy-sur-Serre, Greg has built a brand new cider house next to its 20 acres apple orchard.  Technical infoThis farmhouse style cideris made with the traditional method. At first, the apples are carefully hand-picked, lightly washed, pressed then transferred to a stainless steal tank for the alcoholic fermentation. The juice is then pumped over and bottled. The second fermentation which feeds itself from the natural yeasts and the sugar left from the apples starts spontaneously. A touch of sulphite is added. Farming: Sustainable

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