Québec Amber

Neige Noir

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«Bottle, pours a deep dark brown with no head. Aroma is super rich, with dark fruits, toffee, and apple brandy. Flavour is along the same lines, with super rich brandy, apple, dark fruits, and toffee. Amazing depth to this.** Absolutely divine stuff**.»

RateBeer.com mcberko - Canada - Jul. 10, 2015.

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«Beautiful caramel color. Complex nose of dry fruits, lemon curds, caramel, maple syrup and spices. Despite the level of sugar and the richness detected on the palate, it stays balanced and almost airy. Flavors of smoke wood, maple syrup and orange zest mixed with nuts, brown honey and spices confirms the depth and the complexity. Long, good, ideal product for “meditation”. Serve chilled. Excellent (91)»

DansMonVerre.com, July 25, 2015.

Apricot, prune, peach and strawberry jam (once heated). Light bitterness on the final. Great balance between sugar and acidity.

Autumn harvest 2012: 55 % McIntosh, 17% Cortland, 8% Spartan, 7% Lobo and others.

19 % alc./vol.
Gluten-free and vegan.

Deep amber color with golden shine.

Apricot and dried fig, brown sugard, vanilla and shiitake mushroom.

4 °C Serve chilled in a cognac style glass.
Ready to serve with an aging potential of 20 years.
Once open: 6 months.

Nuts, cheese (camembert style), dried fruits, black chocolat or «as is» with friends!

Format : 500 ml
Limited edition: 2 000 bottles.

Neige Noir is the best kept secret from the cidery Domaine Neige. It is released only once a year or less. Offered in a limited edition, this extremely rare Québec amber is much coveted. But, patience has its virtues. Make sure you appear on our ''Liste noire'' to be notified about it first!

This 7th edition of Neige Noir is made from our 2012 autumn harvest. Hand-picked apples were stored to be pressed in January, when the extreme cold of the winter allows us to leave the juices outside to freeze. Part of the collected must — that intended for the production of the ice cider Neige Première and Neige Réserve 2012 — was reserved and blended with our own «eau-de-vie». This transformed the precious nectar witch was then aged in oak barrels for 4 years before being bottled on our estate.

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