Domaine Johanna Cécillon Cider Divona
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Domaine Johanna Cécillon uses no pesticides or insecticides in processing their cider, as they are committed to organic production.
- This cider has natural bubble formations – no sulfur or carbonation is added.
Varietal Composition: Hard Cider
Elaboration: The Terroir of the orchard is rich, deep loam soil. This tart apple orchard is located at the bottom of the deep and loamy valley floor, surrounded by forest on one side and a stream on the other. The tall trees are protected from the wind by grassy strips, which promotes diversity. The apples were manually harvested from October to November. The fruits were stored in bags under shelter for better ripeness. The fermentation is managed in tanks and then blended with natural yeasts in oak barrels. The cider is bottled in late April and a second fermentation occurs in the bottle. Wild yeasts are necessary to make the natural foam, it can have some turbidity (cloudiness).
Tasting Notes: Fruity nose, fine bubbles, light golden color, slightly dry with caramel and vanilla flavors.
The nine distinct orchards yield apples that vary from sweet, bitter-sweet, bitter, and sour. Soils range from Granitic with shallow loam to rich, deep loam. Depending on the variety, the apples are harvested by hand from September through December and stored in bags under shelter for better ripeness. In compliance with its organic certification, Domaine Johanna Cécillon uses no pesticides or insecticides.