How is cider made ?
Cider has been produced in the heart of Normandy and its green pastures for thousands of years.
This alcoholic drink (to be consumed in moderation) is produced using ancestral techniques from apples grown in the orchards of our Normandy woodland.
The first crucial step is the picking of the apples. The time must be appropriate and the fruit ripe. These important steps are the guarantee of a good quality cider !
The apples are then carefully washed and sorted to remove any mouldy or damaged fruit that would yield a low alcohol cider and impurities. Once this is done, the apples are crushed into pieces (not too small) so that the juice can be extracted easily afterwards.
A pulp is obtained which must be stored for between 6 and 10 hours to settle in a vat; this is called fermentation. This step is also very important for the rest of the process because it increases the juice’s yield and allows all the aromas to develop.