French Cidre and French Style Cider

French style cidre is often seen as better drink than English cider. This is due to strict regulation of cidre in France where if a drink is not made from 100% apple juice, it cannot be called cidre and therefore there is no such a thing as industrial cider in France.

French cidre is usually made with the keeving process when the fermentation is stopped by repeatedly only using the cidre in the middle of fermentation tank that does not contain some minerals needed for the yeast to grow. This allows to make dry cidre as well as sweet cidre that has neither been pasteurized nor filtered.

Usually cidre is matured in bottles where second fermentation process takes place and creates carbon dioxide in a similar way as in Champagn wine. If French style cidre really comes from France it is usually from the northern regions of Normandie and Bretagne where cidre tradition is the oldest.

Not your style? Try a different one.

Ciders of this type we do have

Kliment Cidre (Premier)

Kliment Cidre (Premier)

The only Czech cidre produced with French style keeving process. Non-filtered, non-pasteurized, not sweetened. Comes in variants from sweet to super dry.
Val de Rance

Val de Rance

Cidre from Bretagne with a very wide range of variants from very sweet low alcoholic to very strong and wild brut.
Le Brun

Le Brun

Restrained Breton cidre of many variants. The one with the lady with the hat.

Ciders of this type we don't have

Le Clos Fleuri

Le Clos Fleuri

Le Clos Fleuri are unusual ciders from Normandie. Rosé is a sweeter rosé cidre. Poiré is sweet cider from 100% pear juice.
Les Vergers du Cotentin

Les Vergers du Cotentin

Cidre from Normandie with a very strong character. The aftertaste is hard to describe but absolutely unique. Everybody deserves to try this.
La Brique

La Brique

Strong apple fermentation flavour. Strong cidre from Normandie.
Eris

Eris

Swiss cidre that looks like and tastes like champagne, only with a slight taste of apples to it. The best Swiss cidre ever.