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Domaine de la Marotière – Bouche Bio Brut

Domaine de la Marotière – Bouche Bio Brut

Cider Profile:

Name: Domaine de la Marotière – Cidre Bouche Bio Brut
Sampled December 2020

Brand: Domaine du Marotière
Type: Apple – French Cidre
Location of Brewing: Marotière, France
ABV: 6%
Website Link: N/A
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: International Import
Flavour: Apple
Colour: Translucent, rusty-yellow
Carbonation: Medium, frequently streaming bubbles.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Sweet pulpy and syrupy apple with some cellar notes.
Initial Taste: Light bite. Bitter sweet apples with some slight earthy notes. Cellar, aged aspects.
After Taste: Dryness builds and dissipates, leaving a slight film and sweet, syrupy finish. Tannins linger. Slight smokey notes.
On ice: Dramatically watered down, avoid in most cases.

Additional Notes:  A little more traditional apple forward then other Normandy ciders, the Cidre Bouche Bio Brut by Cidre du Marotière is full bodied and semi-sweet.  A little bit of syrupy notes and feel (traditional in a Normandy-style cider) compliment the sharp dry roughness of the cider.  It’s smoother than it smells, it has very rustic, late-season apple elements to it that match the richness of the colour. Tannic and very satisfying for the style.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Dupont – Reserve
More Sour – Farmgate – Founders Reserve
More Dry – Le Pere Jules – Cidre de Normandie
More Crisp – Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Organic Cider

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