Julien Fremont - Silex Cidre 2019
Region: Calvados / Normandy
Julien Frémont makes two special ciders from different terroirs. This one (Silex) is made from apples picked from trees that grow in flint (silex in French) soils on the higher slopes above the house where the ground is littered with flint”cailloux” (small rocks).
Here his cows graze contentedly on the grass that grows between the trees and directly provide the manure to keep the soil fertile and vibrant.
The cider reflects the minerality of the soils – it is a true “cider of terroir” because there are no additions whatsoever. Once the apples have spent some time in the attic to concentrate the flavours, they are crushed and the juice is transferred to large vats to ferment spontaneously. We believe that it is the best version of this cider he has ever made!
This year it is particularly delicious due to the weather during the growing season. We are very impressed with it – it will be great to have it around this spring and summer!