We are now stocking four new cider producers, have you come across any before?
English football is celebrating a clean sweep of sides in the final of European competition, while here at Fetch The Drinks we now boast some of the finest European ciders in our ranks!
The French have been making cidre for centuries , particularly in Normandy and Brittany, with many English apple varieties originating from across the channel.
Breton Cider, Brut Traditionnel (5%) – a soft full-flavoured cider nurtured under the warm Brittany skies! Made from ripened varieties, these ciders now carry the AOC for the region.
Their Brut has a good tannin and an acidity blend or creme brulee sweetness and a perky fizz.
Wignac – a new orchard planted on the old Wignacourt’s estate in the Ardennes has reinstated the traditional 100% juice cider previously made by the Marquis.
Cidre Naturel (4.5%) – medium dry blend of 65% cider and 35% eating apples
Cidre Rose (4.5%) – medium sweet blend of 88% pure apple juice and 12% pure grape juice
With no real cider background before the birth of Ramborn, who are reviving the tradition of cider-making, putting good use to the otherwise wasted fruit, and breathing new life into traditional orchards throughout the country.
Ramborn, Original (5.8%) – The first Luxembourgish cider producer fermenting only the freshly pressed juice of apples and pears grown exclusively in meadow orchards.
Their original is a medium dry blend of Rambo, Boskoop, Bonapfel and Luxemburger apples.
The Asturias region of Spain has a passionate cider fan base, with some stunning ciders produces in the area but none with more heritage than El Gaitero.
El Gaitero – Exceptional Spanish craft cider from Asturias, Northern Spain where cider has been made for generations.
Medium Dry (5.5%) – freshly-pressed Spanish cider apples, naturally sun-ripened in local orchards
Red Grape (4%) – clear blood red with a taste of sweet red berries and apples