Sassy by name and sassy by nature; this handcrafted rosé cider certainly lives up to its moniker. It has been lovingly created by a pair of young Frenchmen – childhood friends Xavier d’Audiffret Pasquier and Pierre-Emmanuel Racine-Jourden – who were keen to revolutionise what is not only their favourite beverage, but also Normandy’s most famous export. Employing the expertise of a cellar master with more than 30 years’ experience, they have succeeded in giving ‘cidre’ a very modern twist.
Gluten-free, 100% natural and made from apples that were organically grown in Château de Sassy’s orchards, this is one of the lowest calorie alcoholic drinks on the market. The recipe is a heavily-guarded secret that combines almost twenty different varieties of apple, including the pink-fleshed Geneva Crab that give it its distinct colour. The result is a clean, sophisticated, sorbet-esque style that is far removed from those funky farmyard flavours so often associated with Normandy cider.
Aromas of crisp Braeburn apple, plum, hedgerow berries and cream.
This versatile off-dry tipple would be perfect served with sunshine, tomato salads, tarte aux pommes, crumble, red berry sorbet or could be wonderful mulled.
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Name Sassy Cidre Rosé La Sulfureuse Country France Region Normandy ABV% 3% Size 330ml bottle Dietary Information Gluten-Free