Cambremer Cider de Tradition Pays d’Auge AOP – Manoir de Grandouet (France)

Cambremer Cider de Tradition Pays d’Auge AOP – Manoir de Grandouet, 4.5% ABV, 750 ml., (Grandouet, France)

-Médaille d’Or Cambremer 2012 – Concours du festival des AOC/AOP


info from ratebeer.com:

Les pommes utilisées pour l’élaboration de ce cidre AOP Pays d’Auge proviennent de nos vergers installés sur des sols argilo-calcaire. Le subtil assemblage de plusieurs variétés de pommes, parmi les plus traditionnelles et typiques du Pays d’Auge, assure à ce cidre un bon équilibre entre sucre, acidité et amertume.

Après pressage, le moût obtenu, 100% pur jus, fermente lentement sous l’action des levures naturellement présentes sur les pommes. Il faut environ 3 mois de fermentation pour obtenir un cidre demi-sec (4,5° vol. d’alcool). Le cidre est alors mis en bouteille où les levures vont prolonger la fermentation pour assurer la prise de mousse. Il faut environ 3 mois après la mise en bouteille pour obtenir un cidre à la mousse fine et pétillante.

The apples used to make this cider AOP Pays d’Auge come from our orchards on clayey-limestone soils. The subtle blend of several varieties of apples, among the most traditional and typical of the Pays d’Auge, ensures this cider a good balance between sugar, acidity and bitterness.

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After pressing, the wort obtained, 100% pure juice, ferments slowly under the action of the yeasts naturally present on the apples. It takes about 3 months of fermentation to obtain a semi-dry cider (4,5 ° vol. Of alcohol). The cider is then bottled where the yeasts will prolong the fermentation to ensure the intake of foam. It takes about 3 months after bottling to obtain a cider with fine and sparkling foam.


  • Style: Apple Cider
  • Taste: Supremely clean balanced fruity light woody tangy apple juice
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
  • How much: $12 CAD (after 10% off) – 750ml., October 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: yes

Visual: (cellared for 5 years). Real cork with steel cap top. Pours deep yellow-orange with a fizzy dissipating soda head, not much other than some micro bubbles along the perimeter, occasional bubble surfacing.

Nose: rich apple juice, woody acidity, light yeasty funk (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: soft crisp, bright fruity apple

Mid-palate: micro-tingly-fizzy, (lvl-3-sweetness), fruity tangy soft acidic, woody unfiltered apple juice

Finish: hint of alcoholic tang, mild tart, residual purity of apple flavour

Summary: Extremely natural and clean tasting apple cider with just a touch of woody funk and enough sweetness to satisfy the palate. Gold medals well deserved.