Some of you may think that rosé cider is synonymous with summer. I prefer to think that every season is good for cider. The only difference is that in winter you have to learn to appreciate it indoors. Today’s Rosé cidre was crafted by Cidrerie du Château de Lézergué from Brittany.Company: Cidrerie du Chateau de Lezergue
Place of Origin: Ergué-Gabéric, Cornouaille, Brittany, France
Apples: locally grown cidre apples
Package type: 750ml clear glass champagne corked and wired bottle
Recommended type of glass: white wine glass, chalice glass, flute or bollée
Appearance: pours a clear orange with reddish hues and a white head that very quickly dissipates. Medium carbonation. Body is low to medium.
Aroma/Nose: the nose is strong and very sweet with notes pink apples, strawberries and wild strawberries.
Taste: my first taste is very sweet of strawberry with low to medium acidity of strawberry. Red apples and strawberries on the mid-palate. Finishes with a flavour of strawberry.
Overall: in a way, the Cidrerie du Château de Lézergué Rosé is very one-dimensional. All I could get, both on the nose and on the palate was a fantastic and hypnotizing flavour of strawberry. Actually, I don’t recall having such a fruity and powerful Rosé dominated by strawberry before. What I also enjoyed was the fruitiness, which rounded up this cidre and created balance and harmony in this cidre. But to me, this Rosé was still too sweet and as the temperature started to rise, I could barely finish it due to high sweetness. So you can’t drink much of it. Probably a smaller bottle would be a better idea for such a sweet offering. I shared this bottle with a friend and it took us a while to finish it. Taken together, it’s a good cider with a mindblowing strawberry note so if you are looking for a tasty and sweet strawberry in a bottle, this should be your pick. 4.5/6
Availability: mainly in Brittany, France.
Price: a sample of this cidre was provided by Lucian from Cidrerie du Château de Lézergué.