Traditional French Cider

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  • This includes styles from Normandy and Brittany and other ciders inspired by those styles, including ciders made by various techniques to achieve the French flavor profile.
  • These ciders are made with bittersweet and bittersharp apple varieties cultivated specifically for cider making. ABV: 2-5%.

Aroma/Flavor:
Fruity character/aroma. This may come from slow or arrested fermentation (in the French technique of défécation) or approximated by back-sweetening with juice. Tends to a rich fullness. MLF notes of spicy-smoky, phenolic, and farmyard are common but not required and must not be pronounced. The French expect more subtle MLF character than do the English.

Appearance:
Clear to brilliant, medium yellow to amber color.

Mouthfeel:
Typically made sweet to balance the tannin levels from the traditional apple varieties.
Medium to sweet, full-bodied, rich. Medium to full mouth-filling. Moderate tannin, perceived mainly as astringency. Carbonation moderate to champagne-like, but at higher levels it must not gush or foam.

Registration

Final date for registration is 10th November 2021. Having registered send 3 samples of 75cl/50cl or 4 samples of 33cl of each product to:

Fraisoro Laboratorio Agroambiental
Sagardo Forum
Finca Fraisoro s/n
20159 Zizurkil
Gipuzkoa – Spain

Awards

A maximum of 3 products may be submitted in this category.

To take part in the competition you must pay 30€ for EACH PRODUCT registered.

Fee includes:

  • Descriptive file of the assessment

And for the awarded products:

  • Badges for bottles
  • Golden, silver and bronze medals
  • Diploma
  • Best in Class prize (txapela)
  • Best of Show prize (trophy)
  • A mention in Sagardo Forum 2021 magazine
  • Delivery of the prizes obtained

Medals will be awarded according to points reached:

  • Bronze medal 30-37 points
  • Silver medal 38-44 points
  • Gold Medal 45-50 points

For each class, a “Best of Class” Will be awarded by a selected Tasting Committee. In case of a tie, a special jury Will vote and decide which one is the best of class.

Among all “Best of class”, a “Best of Show” Will be elected by a Tasting Committee.