Black is considered in marketing as a colour of class, sophistication and high quality. I wonder if the black label of the cidre from Brittany created by a French mainstream cidre brand Kerisac has something to do with good taste.Company: Ets Guillet Freres Cidres Kerisac
Place of Origin: Guenrouët, Brittany, France
Apples: a blend of cider apples
Sweetness as per label: brut
Package type: 750ml green glass champagne corked bottle
Recommended type of glass: flute, white wine glass or boleé
Appearance: pours a lightly cloudy golden with orange hues/pale amber and a huge white head, which slowly dissipates to a thin ring around the glass. Strong carbonation. Body is medium.
Aroma/Nose: the nose is very rich and exhibits notes of pear, red apples, dried fruits, dried apricots, peaches, raisins with underlying green herbal notes. Lovely!
Taste: the first impression is some medium sweetness with low to medium acidity. Moderate astringent taste, dried apricots, raisins, ripe pear, baked apples, ripe fig, dried fruits, thyme and green herbal notes on the mid-palate. The finish is dry with a lingering astringent taste, flavours of crisp apple with dried fruits. Also, there is a spicy tingling on the tongue combined with a slightly chalky taste.
Overall: Wow! I would never expect a mainstream cidre to taste so glorious! It’s extremely rich with a huge breadth of various dried fruit notes that don’t get boring at any time. Quite on the contrary, with every sip, you discover a new delicious flavour that moves smoothly to another one you have already identified. It makes you want to go on a real cider exploration journey. Cuveé Brut is very quaffable and perfect for any season of the year. Actually, I’ve shared a bottle of the Cuveé Brut with my friend and we both loved it so the bottle got empty within 10 minutes. It was an amazing experience, which I’m going to repeat. It’s a cidre for everyone. 5/6
Availability: broad in France. Outside of France, I was available to track it only in Berlin in KaDeWe.
Price: purchased locally in Berlin from the KaDeWe at 4.98 EUR. Worth every cent.