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2017 Lesuffleur La Folletiere Normandie Cider

2017 Lesuffleur La Folletiere Normandie Cider

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The Lesuffleur family has grown apples and produced cider in Normandy for generations. Benoit Lesuffleur learned how to make cider from his grandfather Roger Lesuffleur - a well-reputed cidermaker in the Pays d’Auge and the first to sell the family’s cider commercially. When his grandfather passed Benoit's father decided not to continue on with the family cider business. 

In 2012, after working as a wine agent in Paris, Benoit returned home to revitalize the Cidery

Today, he’s taken on some of the best varieties from his family’s orchards, using a wide range of heritage apples & pears, and creating vinous blends that balance sweet, bitter, and tannic varieties.

A blend of up to 12 different heritage apple varieties from this single orchard. Each apple is used to a varying degree in order to produce a harmonious cider. The final blend is approximately 25% acidic/sharp apples (Rambeau, René Martin…), 50% bittersweet apples (Bedan, Binet Rouge…), and 25% bitter apples (Mettais, Frèquin…).

The apples are hand-harvested and fermented using indigenous yeasts. It is made using méthode ancestrale and it ages for 3 years minimum on its fine lees in bottle. The dosage varies according to the vintage but it is usually in the 35-40 g/L range.

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