Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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.