Sydre Argelette Eric Bordelet. Biodynamic, Medium, (Residual Sugar), rich,baked apples, cinnamon, minerals, superb. The name “Argelette” has been used since long ago to describe the nature of the terrain composed of small fractured rocks and poor soil where the apple trees found it difficult to flourish and pushed their roots deep into the ground yielding small apples with a wild, concentrated flavour. The branches of the trees are pulled down and tied to restrict the sap which makes the small fruit work harder, giving the cider more structure rather than more juice. This prestige cuvee is made from a rigorous selection of over twenty different varieties (40% bitter; 40% sweet and 20% tangy/acidulous) The cider is made according to traditional maceration techniques and has several grams per litre of residual sugar but is loaded with the stony character of the eponymous soil along with delicious flavours of caramel, baked apples and crunchy apple-skin. The result is a drink of great quality, almost vinous and mouth-filling, with sufficient length and aroma to match with creamy dishes or spice-inflected ones as well as cheeses or vanilla-based desserts. Vegan. 750ml. 4%.