Join us in hosting Jerome Dupont of Domaine Dupont who, in the past few decades, has become one of the preeminent producers of cidre and calvados.
Etienne (pictured), Jerome's father, adapted modern distillation and holistic growing practices into the orchards while pursuing a higher quality product. Etienne was critical in the establishment of the Pays d'Auge AOP. This regional designation manages not only the apple varieties planted, but also the chalky marl that defines the region. Today their estate has grown to 74 acres with thirteen different apple varieties.
This a fantastic opportunity to learn about French cider. This very old and developed culture is markedly different from the wild west mentality in the US. We will be talking about keeving, bittersweets, orchard management and whatever burning cider questions that have been on your mind for a while.
We will be tasting the 2014 and 2010 vintages of Bouché Brut.