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A propos d'ailes - 2017 - Jacques Perritaz

A rich and complex nose with notes of saffron, cardamom and a hint of beeswax. A palate of incredible finesse, with fine, dense bubbles… this is a perfectly balanced, semi-dry cider, with beautiful length on the palate.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Organic wine
Degree of alcohol
3.8 %
To drink from
2021 to 2025
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€21.90
VAT included

The third vintage for this poetically named cuvée – A propos d'ailes literally means "About Wings", but is a French play-on-words between ailes (wings) and elles (‘them’, female). A blend of several apple varieties, notably Tobiässler. The old trees are planted on cow or sheep pastures. The apples are picked by hand, followed by partial fermentation with indigenous yeasts and a very light filtration to attain the desired amount of residual sugar. Secondary fermentation in the bottle, and just a microdose of sulphur at bottling!

Jacques Perritaz

Jacques Perritaz

Jacques Perritaz, a biologist by training, was on a research trip the day he uncovered the little-known – if not forgotten – fruit cultivating heritage of the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. The discovery inspired him to start a new mission – to revitalise the canton’s artisanal fruit traditions and promote the lasting preservation of its landscape and varietal heritage. His first trials...

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