Maison SASSY Brut NA

Walk into any bistro in Normandy, on France’s northern coast, and you’ll find a carafe on every table. But it’ll be filled with cidre (aka cider), not wine. Why? This far north, it’s too chilly to grow grapes, but apples thrive. No wonder Normandy has been home to the world’s finest cidres for centuries.

Cidre runs in the blood of Xavier d’Audiffret Pasqueir’s family. They’ve been crafting it at Château de Sassy since 1852. But Xavier and his business partner, Pierre-Emmanuel Racine-Jourden, are taking quality to new heights, while introducing sustainable farming and stylish new bottles.

And you’ll be among the first in the U.S. to taste their elegant Brut release. It’s vegan and all-natural—made with 100% apple juice from a top-secret blend of 22 different local varieties. Brilliantly balancing lightness, freshness and fruitiness, it has moderate alcohol (5.2% ABV) and is low in calories (only 70 per serving!). Look forward to leap-from-the-glass aromas and flavors of ripe apple—of course—citrus and caramel, plus a fine effervescence.

A perfect aperitif for brunch (or anytime) and equally delicious with aged cheeses or richly sauced chicken, pork or fish.

100% natural and without added sugars, colourings, additives, preservatives

The Iconic is created in the heart of Normandy, where all our orchards are located near the Château de SASSY. This high quality hand-crafted cidre, whose recipe is inherited from the cidre served at the Château, is based on a meticulous selection of apples, each fruit is hand-picked.

Our cidre shows a perfect balance between the dry of a cidre brut and the fruity of a semi-dry cidre. It distinguishes itself thanks to its aromatic complexity and its delicacy. Ideal for the aperitif, or to go along with white meat, cheese (Camembert, Pont l’Evêque…) or apple dessert.
Serve at 8°.

Loam and clays soil – The proximity to the forest gives the apple a distinctive acidity (due to the terroir), reduced by the sweetness of the loam and clays plains.

22 varieties, mainly acidulous apples and bitter sweet apples.

Bright & golden.

Smooth effervescence, full bodied, apple and leather aroma, subtle balance between acidity, bitterness and roundness.