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Daufresne is located in the lower part of Normandy near the sloping hillside orchards of the cidery. Its loamy soils and schist rich landscape provide enough nutrients for its orchards to flourish. The extraordinary south facing plot, allowed Philippe Daufresne to plant its high stem orchard in the late 60s. Today, the manor and orchards are currently managed by Ghislaine Davy. Madame Davy is resolutely committed to continue an approach to quality and elegance.

The cidery begins harvesting in early October – November. The apples are collected from orchards within the estate but also surrounding orchards, which allows multiple varieties to be used (Bisquet, Noëldes Champs, Domaine and Rambault). In order to give each product a balanced aromatic bouquet, varieties are carefully selected to find the right balance between the freshness of tart apples, delicate sweet apples, and the bitter apples. The first apples, fallen before maturity are left for the cows to graze before the remaining apples are removed from the orchard.

Daufresne Brut Cidre

This cider has a beautiful robe with green reflections and a very fine effervescence. The finesse and freshness of the nose are expressed by aromas of ripe apples with notes of spices and sweetness. On the palate, the perfect balance of residual sugar and acidity from the aging on lees creates an explosion of freshness.

12 x 750mL/case
5% alc./vol.


Daufresne Poiré (Perry) Cidre

A perry pear is gritty, tannic and acidic, which makes it somewhat similar to a cider apple. But that is where the similarities end. Perry pear tannins tend to be rounder than those found in cider apples, and the pears used for perry have less malic acid than cider apples, resulting in a beverage that is less tart and more delicate. Offers a clear, sparkling, and persistent effervescence and aromas. Tastes of fresh pear fruit, hints of melon and citrus, natural sediments in glass, rustic with a clean pure sweetness, balanced by refreshing acidity.

12 x 750mL/case
4% alc./vol.

Daufresne Doux Cidre

A beautiful and lightly effervescent cider. Fresh and crisp, with a splash of sweetness. Perfect as an apéritif or alongside casual fare. 

12 x 750mL/case
3% alc./vol.