This event is dedicated to cider, cidre, sidra or how ever you would like to call a beverage prepared by fermentation of apple juice. The fallowing description is for Cidre Flows run by Algoldor.
Ideology&Selection The aim of this event is both to educate people about this product in a nice and friendly social environment. I try to provide a high quality selection focusing on a really special samples, still I do like to include few "standard quality" samples for comparison (however they may be avoided depending on the event requirements). At the core of the tasting are French ciders, especially the Normandie region and partly Bretagne. Concerning geography we try to have at least sample or two from Spain, England, Czech Republic, Germany and other countries, depending what interesting samples I find. From the point of view of style of production we have the most complicated "natural ciders" made from cider apples, they are mostly bio/organic, nothing added, not filtered, most of them secondary fermented in bottle (prise de mousse naturelle). That would be the high end. Other ones are prepared with use of filtration, carbonation, pasteurization, made from eating apples and son on, each sample has unique history. I do like to include one or two poirés (perry) into the selection, it happens quite often that it is the first poiré which people had in their life. Also it is custom for me now to have some cider related products like pommeau, calvados or vinegar.
Style This is a guided tasting. First I talk a bit about history and basic facts about cider. After that I explain how to evaluate the product properly. This means the colour, proper manner of aroma evaluation and tasting. We used proper "closed" glasses by the way. Concerning the products we start with the extra-bruts and we go in the direction of increasing sweetness towards bruts, demi-secs and douce. By the end we taste some special cider related products. I do my best to post info about ciders which we taste, so you can more easily find the product which you liked.
Most Frequent Candidates Here you can find some tips, ciders which I like to introduce at my tastings. They are not always "on" but many of them are core of the tasting. It changes of course with time to reflect the seasonality and the specificity of the product.
List of Ciders
|Cidre Name||Producer||Amount||Country of origin||Person Trafficking it||Notes|
|Opiédumur Lemasson||Cidrerie Lemasson||Le Vaucher, 50570 Cametours, Normandie, France||2x750 ml||Algoldor||Top batch of the year, 5% alc. brewer Damien Lemasson, produced at la Ferme du Vaucher, bottle fermented.|
|Le Paf||La Ferme du Vastel||6 Le Hameau Vastel, Tuerthéville-Bocage, 50630, France||2x 750 ml||Algoldor||Demi-sec, bio, high quality, hand picked, wild fermented, season 2014, bottle fermented.|
|Le Grosse Brute||La Ferme du Vastel||6 Le Hameau Vastel, Tuerthéville-Bocage, 50630, France||2x750 ml||Algoldor||Cidre which reminds old style traditional farmer cidre which is hard to come by these days with slide acetic volatile, 5% alc, bottle fermented.|
|Extra Brut||Les Vergers de la Chapelle||Les Vergers de la Chapelle, 36 Route de Cantepie, 50500 Auvers, France||2x 750 ml||Algoldor||Extra brut millésime 2015, organic, smaller production, gold medial in it's category in Cidre Cottentin 2019 competition, bottle fermented.|
|Brut||Algoldor, Cidrerie Jara||Val de Saire, Valcanville||750 ml||Algoldor||Brut, organic, hand picked, wild fermentation, millésime 2017, bottle fermented.|
|Cidre Fermier||Cidre le Brun||Cidre Le Brun - Cidres Bigoud, Bresigon, 29720 Plovan, Bretagne, France||2x750 ml||Algoldor||Demi-Sec, 4.5%, bought in big supermarket|
|Black Fox Cider||Dunkertons Organic Cider||London Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL52 6UT, United Kingdom||2x500 ml???||Algoldor||Medium dry, sparkling, 7% alc. winner of our cidre flows at EMF2018 in UK.|
|Floribunda bio sidro allo Zenzero e mela||https://bauernladen.it/it||Strada Principale 78, 39025 Naturno - Alto Adige, Italia||1x750 ml||Algoldor||I would say brut, with very nice flavour of ginger, added honey, 6% alc. no sulphates added, bottle fermented.|
|Poiré Domfront||Pacory, Ferme des Grimaux||Les Grimaux, 61350 Mantilly, Basse Normandie, France||2x750 ml||Algoldor||Fourth generation of cider and poiré makers, Domfront regional poiré (one of my favourits). 4% alc, bottle fermented.|
|Kliment Cidre Brut 2014||Cidrerie Kliment||Cidrerie Kliment Všenory, Na Návsi 37, 252 31, Praha-západ, Czech Republic||2x750 ml||Algoldor||Cidre brut made in French style but from Czech aples, 5.4% alc, bottle fermented.|
|Bjor Vikingcider med mjødurt||Balholm||Balholm, Villavegen 14, 6899 Balestrand, Norway||2x500 ml||Algoldor||Cidre with honey and meadowsweet (Filiopendula ulmaria) 14% alc.|
|Euskal Sagardoa||Bereziartuasagardoa||Bere-Aran Extea - Ipparalde Bidea 16, 20115 - Astigarraga (Gipuzkoa), Spain||2x750 ml||Algoldor||Sidra natural, made 100% from apples from Basque County, volatile acidity: 1.5-2, 6% alc.|
|Stassen Cider||Stassen||Stassen SA, Rue de Kan 7, 4880 Aubel, Belgium||1x750 ml||Algoldor||Big producer in Belgium, 5% alc.|
|Odnasilder Rosé 2017||Siidritalu||Tori Siidritalu, Jõesuu, 86802 Pärnu maakond, Estonia||2x750 ml||Algoldor||Cidre rosé with Aronia, 5.8% alc.|
|Suchý Cider||Tátův Sad||V Líšnici 17, Praha – západ, PSČ 56184 (probably), Czech Republic||2x500ml||Algoldor||Polosuchý cider, 6.2% alc.|