Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Apple Cider

Another something new for dinner tonight, a French apple cider.  To be precise it was a 2009 Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut de Normandie, an unpasteurized  and unfiltered  cider from Normandy.

Golden  color in the glass and a tremendous nose of rich apples, yeast and bread dough.  Tart and full flavored there was a great balance between intense apple flavor component of freshly baked  bread.  Lots of flavor and a long finish that ended sweet but dry. 

Dinner was a grilled pork chop and we stuck some apple wood chips on the coals for a smoky flavor, and basted the chop as it grilled with cider vinegar and oil.  Nice combination and very complimentary flavors.

5.5% alcohol, 375ml and $7. 


Edward said...


I think I tried a similar (bigger bottle, same producer, but also with the word organic on the label) cider a few months ago. As you say quite delicious, mushrooms as much as apple I though.

Dan McGrew said...

interesting on the mushrooms. My usual practice is to put a glass aside until after dinner to compare it to what it was like when it was first opened. Since this was a 375ml and there were two of us drinking it there was none left for 'later.'

I did buy two bottles and I'll stick a post-it-note on the second one to look for mushrooms when I open it.

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