Cidrerie du Château de Lézergué has been named after Château de Lézergué, a manor built in 1770 and located in Ergué-Gabéric (Brittany). Nowadays, if you decide to visit this place you will see only the ruins of a once opulent manor. Cidrerie du Château de Lézergué is located just near the manor. Pay them a visit if you happen to be in 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 pale amber with a vivid orange hue and a large white head that quickly dissipates. High carbonation. Body medium.
Aroma/Nose: the nose is strong and floral with notes of apple blossom, cider apples, red apples, smokiness, malt, apple pomace, apricots and wood.
Taste: it begins slightly sweet with a low acidity of lemon. On the mid-palate peach, fresh apples, smokiness – like smoked cheese, apricots, low astringency, vanilla and low burnt caramel bitterness. Finishes with notes of caramel and burnt caramel bitterness and a light astringent taste.
Overall: Bottle stickers for award-winning ciders may drastically increase your expectations with regard to taste. So when I saw that the Brut from Cidrerie du Château de Lézergué picked up Silver from the Concours Général, I was very excited. The scent was very intriguing with its floral notes. Simply beautiful with lots of flavours. So you can imagine that my excitement went to the roof. But taste wise I felt a bit disappointed. In terms of structure, off-notes or length, everything is fine and I’m not surprised it won Silver. The palate is indeed unique and stands out but somehow I didn’t enjoy the overall taste. Many will love it but personally, I preferred their Fermier. Nevertheless, everyone should try their Brut and make own opinion. It’s a decent drop. Just not my favourite. Perhaps yours? 4.5/6
Availability: mainly in Brittany, France.
Price: a sample of this cidre was provided by Lucian from Cidrerie du Château de Lézergué.