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Alba Vineyard Alba Rosa Marechal Foch New Jersey NV

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As a true ice cidre "Cidre de Givre" expresses with intensity the flavors of the apples from Domaine Etienne Dupont. It is derived from E. Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut 2005 by freezing it and then removing the frozen water. Etienne Dupont believes that only one great cider can be made, given any set of apples, because the balance has to be perfect. There are three maturities for each general category of apples [bitter, sweet, acidic], giving nine types in all. Each type is collected at three different times between October and December subject to maturity. Soil is, calcareous, and marly. This soil produces small fruit with highly concentrated flavors perfect for the production of cider. No nitrates are used, allowing for a slow, complete fermentation. Nitrates act like steroids in apples, bulking the fruit up with water and lessening concentration of flavor. They are thus, undesirable. More importantly, apples are picked manually, making the quality of fruit consistantly high.

Region: Jersey

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Color: White
Variety: Apples
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Alba Vineyard & Winery:
  The spirit of independence is alive and well, nestled in the Village of Finesville, New Jersey. A great deal has changed here in the last twenty years. We have created a recognizable style of wine making which borrows from the past, looks to the future, and emulates the finest wineries in the world. It all starts in the vineyard, with our firm belief in minimal-impact, renewable v... Read more
  The spirit of independence is alive and well, nestled in the Village of Finesville, New Jersey. A great deal has changed here in the last twenty years. We have created a recognizable style of wine making which borrows from the past, looks to the future, and emulates the finest wineries in the world. It all starts in the vineyard, with our firm belief in minimal-impact, renewable viticulture, and follows through to the store shelf. This commitment breathes life into our work and guides what we do as partners in this exercise in excellence. Our mission is to offer honest craftsmanship, inherent value, and unmatched service. Our goal is to be recognized by the discerning consumer as a producer of quality wines. We would like to personally extend an invitation to you, your family, and friends to come experience our vision at Alba Vineyard. Read less

As a true ice cidre "Cidre de Givre" expresses with intensity the flavors of the apples from Domaine Etienne Dupont. It is derived from E. Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut 2005 by freezing it and then removing the frozen water. Etienne Dupont believes that only one great cider can be made, given any set of apples, because the balance has to be perfect. There are three maturities for each general category of apples [bitter, sweet, acidic], giving nine types in all. Each type is collected at three different times between October and December subject to maturity. Soil is, calcareous, and marly. This soil produces small fruit with highly concentrated flavors perfect for the production of cider. No nitrates are used, allowing for a slow, complete fermentation. Nitrates act like steroids in apples, bulking the fruit up with water and lessening concentration of flavor. They are thus, undesirable. More importantly, apples are picked manually, making the quality of fruit consistantly high.

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