Domaine Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut de Normandie

The Find of the Month: Domaine Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut de Normandie 

Aloha Grapes Gang –

Two years ago, Clarysse and I were fortunate enough to vacationed in Bayeux-Normandie, France.  We had a wonderful time exploring the town, visiting Mont St. Michelle, viewing the Tapestry of Bayeux, which commemorates the Norman battle of Hastings and stepping on Normandy’s beaches where the allied invasion took place during WWII.

What we also love doing is experiencing local cultures through eating their cuisine and for me tasting their wines and spirits.  And it is in Bayeux’s farmer’s market that I had the pleasure of tasting their locally made hard ciders.  They were incredibly tasty with a refreshing spritz, alive with soft apple flavors with depth and nuance and were perfect when served on a warm spring day.  Very low in alcohol, these ciders were excellent when paired with crepes and cheeses made with cow’s milk such as Camembert, Pont-L’Eveque and Livarot.

So let’s fast forward to Grapes where I was just able to purchase Domaine Dupont’s Cidre Bouche Brut de Normandie.  Made from 75% bitter sweet apples – Binet Rouge and Saint Martin and 25% acidic apples of Petit Jaune and Avrolles, Dupont’s cider is not filtered nor pasteurized and shows the wonderful flavors that I remembered during our stay in Bayeux.  A steal at $9.00 per 375ml bottle.

Randy Nunokawa