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Etienne Dupont Cidre Cuvee Colette

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Brewed by Domaine Familial Louis Dupont
Style: Cider
Victot-Pontfol, France

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Variety of apples: 80% of bitter-sweet apples (Mettais, Binet Rouge and Frequin) and 20% of acid apples (Judaines and Petit Jaune) Pressing density: 1065 Fermentation takes place in Inox tank. Wild yeasts are used and fermentation is controlled mainly by settlement extraction. After the traditional fermentation in a barrel, it is the bottle itself that, thanks to a secondary fermentation, the “prise de mousse” takes place. This natural phenomenon requires careful and patient attention to each bottle. During the aging period “sur lattes”, the bottles are rotated daily, manually, gradually from the horizontal to the vertical position, in order that the sediment will accumulate in the neck of the bottle, to await removal. At the time of “degorgement”, the neck of the bottle is frozen and, enclosed in ice, the sediment is then removed.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (1510) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2016
Flasa z Prahy. Zlta farba, bez peny. Vona jemne sladka, plna jablk roznych farieb. Chut plna jablkova, jemne ostra na jazyku. Dochut trpka, trosku kyselkava a kvasnicova. Vyssia nasytenost. Vyborne pitelne, osviezujuce.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2016
Bought at the domain. A luxury cuvée in which Dupont aims to emulate the vinous character of a champaign while using apples as fermentable sugars base. It makes for a subtle aroma, with chalky, dusty, bone-like apples with no residual sugars left and surprising minerality. Extremely dry, but not so acidic flavor profile, chalky, mineral, woodsy, finely bubbled. It is a refreshing bottle which serves a purpose on the table as a friend to lobster among other things, but not something I would frequently want to drink on its own. Fairly refined, but not very complex nor apple-forward. An interesting creation, but not as charming to me as many of the other Dupont experiments.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1713) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2016
side by side tasting of Cuvée Colette with the Triple. Both more refermented and drier than all other available ciders. In general, the longer fermentation makes both the CC and Triple drier and less sweet than the "regular" versions. Nonetheless still outstanding. Cuvée Colette really has a champagne touch to it, very dry "zéro dosé" dry, soft dry sherry notes, pinot meunier alike. The triple plays on the bitterness and tannins (and "non-dégorgé"). Cuvée Colette: 3.9, Triple: 3.7

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
A golden cider with aroma of tart complex apple, light Brett, light lactic notes, very nice. In mouth, a nice tart apples, dry and puckering, light Brett and grapeskin, very nice. Bottle at Cajun Café spring beer fest 2016.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukka19 (692) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2016
Bottle at Salon piva. Golden yellow color. Aroma of green apples, wood, fruit, light caramel, some spices. Taste is complexed, higher carbonation, light caramel, taste of champagne, dry finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NORSAND (73) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2016
Vintage 2011. Golden yellow colour. Nose: Lovely perfumed and vinous nose, rich and rather ’’deep’’ yellow and red apple notes. Palate: Dry but with a sweet fruit note. Together with the maturity of the fruit this rounds the wine off and gives it an almost off-dry mouthfeel. Nice and rounded acidity balances the whole thing out. Quite rich mouthfeel. Rich mousse/carbonation. Mature and drinking very well now but seems to have enough fruit and acidity to last and potentially develop for another 2-4 years.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9942) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Sweet green apple aroma and flavor with a little funk throughout - really dug this one as well. Maybe even hints of woodiness, grass, and vanilla in there, and a touch more bitter than most ciders. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2015
750mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Aroma has a fairly significant mineral character present. Light apple character is present along with a bit of a dusty champagne-like yeast nose. Quite dry. Pale, transparent yellow body with a large, fizzy white head present. Quickly dissipates. Starts quite carbonated and spritzy. Becomes a bit metallic and full of minerals (sulfur) in the middle. Has a very dry, somewhat astringent flavoring towards the end. Apple flavor is very minimal. Just lots of basement and cobwebs in this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2479) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
750ml bottle, 2009. Yellow golden colour, short-lived white bubbly head and aroma of juicy apple with light oak & funk. Taste is sweetish, fruity apple, green apple, grapes, tart & dry, with notes of wood, oak, barnyard and light tannins. Crisp mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, drying tangy lightly tannic finish. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apickles (436) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Light lemon in colour quite heavily sparkling in the glass, Pours like champagne - big fizz disappearing instantly. A little sweet with honey on the nose. Quite rich, honey and a nice fizz in the mouth. A touch sharp on the finish and overall quite dry.


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