The Louis Dupont Family estate
This non sparkling “sweet wine” from apples, low in alcohol, has unique aromatic richness and sweetness.
67% of bittersweet apples
33% of acid apples
Alcohol content: 6% vol.
If calvados is made by double distillation (high temperature extraction), Givre is made by cooling the cider to very low temperature. At these temperatures, crystals of ice form. They are separated from the liquid, which is thereby enriched with sugar, alcohol and body. Eight stages of chilling are needed in order to obtain Givre.
Density (O.G.): 1050 after pressing, equivalent to 105 g of sugar per litre.
Eyes: Brilliant, amber mahogany.
Nose: Baked apple, jammy quince, caramel.
Mouth: Baked apple, nice balance between sweetness and briskness, hint of nuts, long finish.
No sugar added. No gluten.
Suggestions: Serve chilled. Goes with blue cheese, desserts made with apples (Tart Tatin, crumble), nuts, chocolate or red fruits.
Gold Medal – 2012 The Best French Wine and Spirit for Asia