Le Père Jules - Cidre de Normandie Demi-Sec Cider (750 mL)

Le Père Jules - Cidre de Normandie Demi-Sec Cider (750 mL)

Le Père Jules - Cidre de Normandie Demi-Sec Cider (750 mL)

Pre-Sale at discounted price. A limited number of cases are expected to arrive in Mid-April. Orders placed with this cider will ship then.

Le Pere Jules' Dem-Sec is a semi-sweet cider from the Normandy region in France.

The Desfrièches family has been making cider, perry, calvados, and pommeau from fruit grown on their estate in the heart of the Pays d'Auge region for more than 100 years. They grow heirloom French cider apple varieties on their farm, and their Cidre de Normandie is a blend of primarily Mettais, Domaine, Frequin Rouge, Rambault, Argile Grise, Argile Rouge, and Bisquet. The apples are hand harvested each October and then left in dry storage for 2 weeks prior to pressing - this process promotes sugar concentration.

The juice is fermented for varying lengths to create three ciders with different levels of residual sugar (and thus sweetness) and alcohol. The Cidre Brut is their driest cider and undergoes a longer fermentation. This Demi-Sec cider is a Semi-Dry (Dem-Sec translates to Semi-Dry, but this cider drinks semi-sweet). They also make a Cidre Doux that is even sweeter and lower in alcohol (unfortunately not currently available, but we're working on it!). 

Tasting Notes & Food Pairings: Semi-sweet which softens the tannic character that is still present. Very rich & ripe apple characteristics, with notes of lemon & lime, white flowers, and honey. Upfront in the mouth, its develops an earthy, rich and fruity bouquet with interesting tannins for a long aftertaste. 

Pairs well with nearly any meal. Our favorite pairings are Sunday brunch, grilled meats, creamy/funky/sharp cheeses, any rich and hearty dinner. 

Grab a couple bottles of Le Pere Jules Cider and pair it with a bottle of Le Pere Jules Pommeau de Normandie!  

About Le Pere Jules: The story begins in 1919 with Jules Desfrièches – who had already earned the nickname of “Père” Jules or “Father” Jules – with a love for his region and its apples, decided to turn his passion into his trade. I 1923, Jules distilled Calvados for the first time. In 1949 his son, Léon Desfrièches, joined the family business. On his arrival, he created the brand “Le Père Jules,” in honor of his father. Thierry Desfrièches, the grandson of “Père”Jules joined his father in the business in 1976. Finally, Guillaume Desfrièches, Thierry’s son, joined the family business after he finished his studies in oenology in 2002 to become the fourth generation in the affair.

Shop our entire collection of French Cidre, Poire, and Pommeau here. We carry the widest variety of ciders from France, including many from Normandy & Brittany. Join our French Cider Club to get a recurring box with a mix of French Ciders customized to your preferences. 

  • Dry-to-Sweet Scale: Semi-Sweet
  • Tannins:
  • Acidity:
  • 🍎🍐 Varieties: Frequin Rouge, Rambault, Mettais, Domaine, and Argile Rouge
  • Features: Blend and Pears
  • ABV: %
  • Format: 750 mL Bottle
  • Shipping available across U.S.
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Sale price $19.00

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 cider@pressthenpress.com 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.

If you love cider and anticipate ordering 3+ boxes per year, consider joining one of our Cider Clubs. Club members get great benefits including discounts on any orders they make with us, year round.

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