Les Capriades
Cidre 2020

  • Region Faverolles-sur-Cher, Loire, France
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
  • Fruit Douce Coët Ligné, Douce Moën & Marie Ménard apples
  • Orchard Organic
  • ABV 8%
  • Size 750ml


About the Cider

An anecdote: in response to a derogatory, dismissive comment of natural wine 'tasting like cider' a quick-witted comeback (from whom, we don't know) was 'wine doesn't taste like cider, cider tastes like wine'.

It's a great way of thinking about it - first of all, cider shouldn't take such a bad rap. We're constantly blown away by examples of fine cider, often from our home soils. Comparing to cider shouldn't be negative. And secondly, great cider can indeed have vinous, wine-like qualities, and this sparkling, ancestral method example proves that point perfectly. Treated in the same way as the revered Les Capriades pet nats, here pressed apple juice is bottled as it ferments, trapping the co2 to create the bubbles.

If you're already a fan, you'll adore this cidre; if not we urge you to try - the quality might surprise you.