Cidrerie du Minot

Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale

  • Foie Gras
  • Cheese
  • Aperitif
  • Dessert
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
20Awards
Varieties

A blend of four new varieties of apples and Golden Russet.

Method

The apples are harvested frozen and pressed frozen, after several cold spells of temperatures below -10 °C, to ensure that the fruits are properly frozen on the trees. The nectar, concentrated in this manner, is fermented for 8 months at low temperatures and is slowly clarified. The cider is bottled after a short stay in oak barrels.

Tasting Notes 

This ice cider has a bright, golden yellow colour with copper nuances. The nose is expressive, intense and complex with mingling notes of apricots, candied pears, ripe apples, tobacco and spices. In the mouth, the flavours accurately reflect its aromas. It is powerful, silky and smooth. An amazing balance and a lingering finish characterize our Winter Harvest.

Serving Suggestion

Serve between 10°C and 12°C with foie gras, blue cheese or dessert. Good to drink now, it can also be stored for several years.

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4Awards
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
La Croisée

Ingenious cross between a sparkling cider and ice cider. Measuring 7% alcohol per volume, this product with fine bubbles reveals fresh full aromas, while the ice cider gives it notes of...

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9Awards
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
La Bolée Pétillante

This sparkling cider at 4.5% alc/vol, with delicate aromas of apple and pear is refreshing on the palate with its pleasing acidity and the fine bubbles that give it all its elegance.

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SAQ > Nb product (11957211)

12Awards
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
La Bolée

A still cider at 7% alcohol, with delicate aromas of apples and touches of spices. In the mouth it is light and supple with a hint of refreshing CO2

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17Awards
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
Brut

A sparkling cider with 7% alcohol  semi-dry, with the aroma of  ripe fruit, spices and yeast.  To the taste, a full cider with a light refreshing effervescence.

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SAQ > Nb product (00733386)

32Awards
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
Crémant de pomme

A light sparkling cider with only 2.5% alcohol, an intense bouquet of fresh apples, slightly sweet.  A good balance between bubbles, natural sugar and nice acidity makes this cider unique.

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SAQ > Nb product (245316)

3Awards
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
Crémant Rosé

A rosé cider (the color coming from the apple’s red flesh) with an aroma of red fruit and a slightly bitter taste (due to the tartness of the Geneva apple) giving it more character and...

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Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
Clos / Point 5

A sparkling cider with low alcohol level (0.5% alc/vol) and only 38 cal. per 100ml with a bouquet of fresh apples, lightly acidic. Its natural effervescence brings a true fruity taste. 

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50Awards
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
Crémant de glace

A sparkling ice cider that exudes subtle and complex aromas of candied apple and apricot. As for aerial notes, the palate is seduced by its fine naturally-occurring bubbles and slight acidity

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SAQ > Nb product (10530380)

58Awards
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
Des Glaces

An ice cider at 10% alcohol with subtle but complex aromas of candied apple and apricot.  A smooth yet pleasant acidity with concentrated flavours.  Excellent and fine mouth finish.

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SAQ > Nb product (733782)

5Awards
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
Doré

A pommeau with 16% alc/vol of a beautiful golden color with aromas of ripe apple, vanilla and apple brandy. In the mouth it is smooth and heady.

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9Awards
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
Mystique

Ripe apples are picked, crushed and gently pressed. The must is fermented at low temperatures to preserve all the aromas. Finally, a second fermentation in sealed tanks provides the natural...

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3Awards
Des Glaces - Récolte Hivernale
Mystique Rosé

Ripe apples are picked, crushed and gently pressed. The must is fermented at low temperatures to preserve all the aromas. Finally, a second fermentation in sealed tanks provides the natural...

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Our unique process

WHEN PASSION AND EXPERTISE SERVE THE TASTE

One of the great features of the cider of Minot is the use of the  closed-tank method rarely used in the production of sparkling cider in Quebec. 

The closed-tank method produces fine sparkling ciders, in which the signature of the apple dominates. Several reasons can be given for this, including minimized handling and a closed circuit which prevents air from altering the cider. The entire bouquet of apple thus, ends up in the bottle!