Domaine J. Cecillon Cidre Divona 2018Domaine J. Cecillon Cidre Divona 2018
Domaine J. Cecillon Cidre Divona 2018
Divona is a Celtic goddess of the sacred springs.
Soils – rich, deep loam soil
This tart apple orchard is located at the bottom of the deep and loamy valley floor, surrounded by forest on one side a stream on the other.
Arboriculture – The tall trees are protected from the wind by grassy strips, which promotes diversity. There were no added pesticides or insecticides in order to protect the environment. We are committed to keeping in compliance with organic production.
Cidrification – The apples were manually harvested from October to November. The fruits were stored in bags under shelter for better ripeness. The fermentation is managed in tanks and then blended with natural yeasts in oak barrels.
The cider is bottled in late April, with natural bubble formation and no added sulfur, non-carbonated and non-pasteurized. A second fermentation occurs in the bottle. Wild yeasts are necessary to make the natural foam, it can make some turbidity.
Dry Cider – Fruity nose, fine bubbles, light golden color, slightly dry with caramel and vanilla flavors.
Tasting suggestions – Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany wild berries.
Cool before serving at 8°C.
Eric Bordelet Poire Granit 2015Eric Bordelet Poire Granit 2015
Eric Bordelet Poire Granit 2015
A sparkling pear cider straight from Normandy, France. Eric Bordelet uses his family pear orchards, estimated to be about 300-years-old, to produce this cuvée. Very pretty with floral pear aromas, a hint of sweetness, and fresh acidity. A crowd pleaser.
After a long apprenticeship with some of the greatest names in the restaurant business and the world of wine, former sommelier, Eric Bordelet, took over the family business in 1992.
The property consists of 23 hectares of certified organic cider apple, perry and corme orchards.
Organic cultivation, alongside bio-dynamic soil treatments are currently the best adapted methods in terms of the quality of fruit. Our orchards have been certified organic since 1996.
Situated in southern Normandy on the massif Armorican, extending from the Domfrontais to the edge of the Mayenne and the Orne.
The property is situated on the great brioverien schists, “Grand Crus” sedimentary rocks from the Precambrian era.
“Argelette” is an iron rich reddish rock, schist like and quite soft, formed during the primary era and around 3 million years old.
“Granit” was formed in the tertiary era, hard because it is young, the fusion of two elements makes up the complexity of the soil and the limono-clay sub-soil.
Harvested by hand, into wire baskets and then placed into paloxs. Due to the large number of varieties, fruits are selected from September through to December according to ripeness.
To create the final balance, each variety of fruit is processed individually: it is assembled, coarsely ground, gently pressed and the juice is racked and settled.
Ancestral fermentation in vats and then bottling takes place over several weeks, even months depending on the vintage, with more or less residual natural sugars (fructose) so no need to add any sucrose.
Sulphite in different forms (mineral or solution) is added. A total of SO² of between 50mg/l et 80mg/l depending on the vintage.
Le Pere Jules Cidre De Normandie BrutLe Pere Jules Cidre De Normandie Brut
Le Pere Jules Cidre De Normandie Brut
This cider is produced from no less than 20 different varieties of apples. This gives it a very nice balance between the sweet, bitter and acidic varieties. After a fermentation process that is modified in its length to produce the “brut”, “demi-sec” and “doux” varieties, and light filtration, it is bottled in order to naturally develop its own natural gas. This gives it the fine bubbles that we are known for.
Pours a hazy amber colour with a thin ring of head. The aroma of dry apples, mild barnyard, hay, glue and vinous notes. The taste is sweet apples, tannic notes, mild must and vanilla. Medium-bodied, good balance, soft carbonation. Best served over ice.
Producer and proprietor-harvester of apple cider, Calvados, Pommeau de Normandie and pear cider since 1919, on 45 hectares planted with about sixty varieties in a traditional orchard of standard trees, with pays d’Auge Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée status. AOC. The ciders are 100% pure juice like all French ciders or Perry must be by law and no addition of anything but sulphite under strict conditions is permitted. This is very important to bear in mind when in most countries of the world ciders can have up to 45 % water added, with sugar, aromatics synthetic or natural, sugar, alcohol, preservatives etc. Absolute authenticity and tradition guarantee that besides the strict French cider regulation, Le Pere Jules, do not pasteurize, nor add sulphites to their ciders, meaning their quality is unmatched, but they are unpredictable, subject sometimes to secondary explosive fermentation, making champagne to look tame in comparison.
Sassy PoireSassy Poire
Crisp with subtle acidity and a smooth effervescence balancing perfectly with the pear’s natural sugar.
Best enjoyed as an apéritif or alongside fish, seafood and light chocolate desserts.
Best served at 8°C.
∙ 2.5 % ABV
∙ Delicate and refined
∙ 12 varieties of pear
∙ Bright and clear
∙ Sharp, slightly tannic but soft mouthfeel
∙ Aromas of fresh pear
Maison SASSY is the new, modern face of traditional Normandy cidre. Our home – the Château de Sassy, Normandy – has preserved the tradition of cidre and calvados making since 1852, thanks to our co-founder Xavier’s family and their love for the terroir.
Our mission is to elevate Normandy and celebrate cidre. We created Maison SASSY to change perceptions of cidre through authentic and high-quality handcrafted products, and help put Normandy back on the map.
In order to develop an innovative product that respects tradition, the founders have collaborated with a renowned cellar master to create carefully reworked recipes. Their vision is to revolutionise the perception of artisanal cidre.
Today, the production process is free from additives and concentrates, ensuring a natural and fresh drink and revealing a well-balanced flavour. From the carefully-selected varieties of apples and pears, to the bottling, we are proud to say that everything is 100 % locally-sourced.
Sassy means celebrating uniqueness, championing difference and being indefnably individual.
Sassy means embracing your contradictions, loving your imperfections and never questioning your quirks.
Sassy means seeking out life’s wonders, following your passions and taking pleasure seriously.
Made in Normandy
The production process is derived from apple and pear extraction and is free of additives. The enhanced aromas of the fruit exude fresh, well-balanced flavours.
From carefully selected varieties of apples and pears to bottling, everything is 100 % locally sourced and produced.
Our cidre brings together craft and creativity, blending authentic Norman provenance with contemporary cocktail culture.
Made with 100 % natural juice, lower ABVs and fewer calories, SASSY is more than simply cidre – it’s the perfect aperitif, wine alternative and cocktail ingredient.
La Famille SASSY
Maison Sassy is a family business at heart. La Famille Sassy now extends from our founders to our farmers, our creatives to our collaborators.
Crucial to the development of the Sassy brand are the chefs and mixologists who champion our cidres in the world’s most premium restaurants and bars, as well as the artists we work with each year to create beautiful limited edition bottles.
Since its creation, SASSY ciders have been appreciated and recognized by the greatest experts. Alain Ducasse, Joël Robuchon or Alexandre Gauthier (from left to right on the photo), many chefs featured our creations on their menu.
SASSY’s ciders inspired a lot of mixologists around the world, such as Maxime Hoerth, Sullivan Doh, Julien Escot, and others. Discover cocktails recipes created by the talented experts in mixology.