Domaine Cyprien Lireux - L'Herbage Cidre de Normandie (750 mL)

Domaine Cyprien Lireux - L'Herbage Cidre de Normandie (750 mL)

L'Herbage Cidre de Normandie is a cider offering from Cyprien Lireux, one of the youngest cider makers in France. Made with traditional French cider apple varieties grown in the Pays d'Auge region of Normandy, all hand harvested from untreated high-stem orchards. L’Herbage is the name of the family orcharrd, where Cyprien fell in love with apples as a boy - making it a micro/single orchard selection.

The cuvée (blend) is two-thirds sweet/bittersweet apple varieties (Boudin, Douce Moen, Douce Coelinier), one-third tart (Petit Jeanne and René Martin), and a bit of bitter varieties (Frequin Rouge and Marie Menard). After picking, the apples undergo a long maturation (2-4 weeks) in wood crates before pressing. Slow fermentation with native yeasts to fully express the aromatic potential of the fruits. The primary fermentation is stopped before bottling, leaving residual sugar in the bottle for a couple months while natural secondary fermentation occurs. No additives or sulfites.

This cider is absolutely delightful. Semi-dry cider with balanced tannins & acidity and flavor notes of fresh bittersweet juice, baked pineapple, lemon & lime zest, and a fresh-water (petrichor) and soft mineral finish. 

About Pays d'Auge: The Pays d’Auge in Normandy straddles the départements of Calvados and Orne and is known for agriculture - specifically apples and dairy. Pays d’Auge has been granted appellation contrôlée status for its cider and calvados

About Cyprien Lireux: At age twenty-four, Cyprien Lireux had completed business school but longed to return to the land, working the orchards as he had as a child with his father and grandfather. Under the tutelage of Etienne Fournet at Domaine des Cinq Autels, Cyprien learned and honed his craft before starting his adventure in cider in Normandy, on the border between Pays d’Aige and the Pays d’Houlme. When he began (three years ago), Cyprien owned only his grandfather’s orchard plot but knew of other traditional, abandoned orchards in the area, which he now brings back to life, safeguarding the local varieties and living heritage.


  • Dry-to-Sweet Scale: Semi-Dry
  • Tannins: Medium-Plus
  • Acidity: Medium
  • 🍎🍐 Varieties: Frequin Rouge and Marie Menard
  • Features: Blend, Organic, and No Sulfites Added
  • ABV: 4.8%
  • Format: 750 mL Bottle
  • Shipping available across U.S.
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Regular price $25.00

If you're looking for a full case of this or any other cider, please e-mail us and we'll setup a special order for you. We can usually get more of any cider we feature in our shop, and offer a discount on full-case special orders. Most bottled ciders come in 12-bottle cases, and canned ciders come in 24-can cases. Some rare or limited ciders may not be eligible for a case order discount, but we can still get you a full case.

We ship cider in boxes that safely hold 4-bottles, 6-bottles, or 12-bottles. Order in one of those quantities (or multiples of those quantities) to maximize your shipping value. For example, if you order 2-3 ciders, there will be room left in the box and it won't meaningfully change the shipping costs to fill the box.

We do have 1-bottle boxes, but in most all instances it will cost the same to ship you a full 4-bottle box.

Shipping to a business address will usually save you a few bucks!

Shipping cost estimates:

  • Pacific Northwest/West Coast: Shipping anywhere in the Pacific Northwest or West Coast is relatively inexpensive. Almost all box sizes cost $16-21 to ship. Same is true for most destinations in the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Central Standard Time Zone / Midwest: A 4-bottle or 6-bottle box will usually cost $18-24 to ship. A 12-bottle box will usually cost $22-30 to ship. Variance depends on weight and how far from a FedEx/UPS shipping center your delivery address is.
  • East Coast: A 4-bottle or 6-bottle box will usually cost $20-25 to ship. A 12-bottle box will usually cost $25-35 to ship. Variance depends on weight and how far from a FedEx/UPS shipping center your delivery address is.

Important Shipping Information:

  • We are able to ship cider to most, but not all, states.
  • Legally, someone 21+ must be present at the time of delivery to sign for the cider. We cannot ship to PO Boxes or AFO/FPO addresses.
  • Shipping prices vary by weight and destination. How far you are from Seattle (where we ship from), and remote vs. central your shipping destination is, and how heavy your box is will make shipping vary.
  • The bigger the box, the less you pay in shipping on a per-bottle basis. We ship in 1, 4, 6, and 12 bottle boxes - order in those quantities for the best shipping value. The size of the box matters as much as the weight, so don't leave empty slots in your bottle box! Shipping 1-2 bottles will cost the same as shipping 4-6 bottles in most cases. Shipping a 12-bottle box is usually only $3-5 more than shipping a 4-6 bottle box.
  • Re-delivery and returns are the responsibility of the customer.
  • We don't recommend shipping during periods of extreme weather. If your area has weather of concern, please contact us and we can hold your order. 

We can usually accommodate rush requests for delivery or pickup. Please e-mail us at or call/text us at (206)395-4008.

We offer home delivery of cider orders for customers in the Seattle area, including the east-side. Someone 21+ must be available to accept the delivery. We will be flexible in scheduling a delivery that works for you. Most deliveries are made within a few days of the order being placed.

Orders can be picked up for free at Makeda & Mingus, a coffee shop and community space in the Greenwood neighborhood. They are open everyday from 7AM-5PM. Orders are made available for pickup within 1-3 days.

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