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318: Manoir de Montreuil | 13 Generations in Cider

On this episode: Patrice Giard recorded through the Completely Cider Tour to Normandy France in September 2018. The upcoming 2022 French Cider Tour shall be making a cease at this ciderie.

  • Patrice is a thirteenth technology cidermaker at this household farm.
  • Patrice, his spouse and his daughter are working the farm. His daughter’s focus is on milk manufacturing with Patrice specializing in the cider manufacturing.
  • The timber within the orchard that we have been strolling in have been planted in 1996.
177 Domaine du Montreuil

Within the tasting room

Patrice Giard holding apple

Patrice Giard

Among the Apples tasted throughout this recording

  • Domaine du Calvados  also called De Clou
  • Bisque
  • Frequin Rouge

Orchard at Domaine du Manoir de Montreuil

  • 30 hectares of orchards on a 120 hectare farm
  • Commonplace measurement timber
  • The orchard administration is to prunes the apples timber each three years.
  • The orchards itself has 50 totally different varieties
  • As required by the appellation of Pays d’Auge Patrice must have a map of the apple varieties within the orchard
  • Patrice doesn’t use any pesticides on his orchards.

Orchard administration tip:

When Patrice notices bugs on the timber, he lets the cows within the orchard to graze and they’re going to scratch their our bodies on the timber and in flip knock off the bugs.

Whereas standing within the oak barrel room I requested ‘What’s the minimal time that the barrels keep empty” The reply is that “There is no such thing as a purpose to maintain the barrels empty” 🙂

Contact for Domaine du Manoir de Montreuil

  • Tackle: D101 -D85A, 14340 MONTREUIL-EN-AUGE


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