Apples: Apples, Quince
Alcohol by volume: 4,5%
Bottle size: 0,75 l
This cider takes its name from ‘la côte 303’, a hill above the village of Reillon where Grég planted his first orchard. It’s a name that comes from WWI military maps and, for the young cidermaker, is part of the story of the villagers who returned in 1919 to rebuild houses, cultivate fields, replant trees and continue the heritage which he now shares.
Twenty different apple varieties make up two thirds of the juice, met with a third of quince. The apple and quince are pressed separately and combined around 24 hours later, with fermentation starting after a few days. Grég intentionally slowed the fermentation from October to February, with slight filtration and rackings to reduce the amount of yeast and to develop a calm but still very much alive cider for bottling. A second fermentation in the bottle, and the cider was ready by summer.
Aromatic, elegant and juicy with a little extra kick from the quince. Drink around 7°.If a product is in stock, it usually ships within 1–3 working days. More info on shipping here.