Roger Jan, a pharmacist by profession (just like me!), was the one who laid the foundation to Cidrerie du Château de Lézergué, which is today run by his three sons. Initially, Roger planted a couple of cidre trees but then he planted more and more and suddenly he swapped his large prospering pharmacy for a small neighbourhood one so he could spend more time making cidre.
Today I’m sampling another cidre from Cidrerie du Chateau de Lezergue/Les Celliers de L’odet from Brittany. Company: Cidrerie du Chateau de Lezergue
Place of Origin: Ergué-Gabéric, Cornouaille, Brittany, France
Apples: locally grown cidre apples
Package type: 750ml green glass champagne corked and wired bottle
Recommended type of glass: white wine glass, chalice glass, flute or bollée
Appearance: pours a clear vivid orange and a large white head that quickly dissipates. Medium carbonation. Body is also medium.
Aroma/Nose: the nose is strong and sweet with notes of caramel, apricots, linden honey, baked apples. No funk.
Taste: my first impression is lightly sweet of caramel with low acidity of lemon. Caramel, burnt caramel, baked apples, apricots, a watery note, raisins and low astringency on the mid-palate. Finishes fruity with low astringency and low burnt caramel bitterness.
Overall: this is one of these ciders that you can’t get enough of in terms of sniffing. The scent is simply brilliant with all these notes of apricots, caramel and linden honey. Taste-wise I think it’s just ok. It has many pleasant notes and absolutely nothing disturbing. But something is just missing here. It’s like one piece is missing from the puzzle. This is also why I wouldn’t recommend drinking it on its own. It would greatly pair with food though. 4/6
Availability: mainly in Brittany, France.
Price: a sample of this cidre was provided by Lucian from Cidrerie du Château de Lézergué.