Le Père Jules cider-house is located in Lisieux, a village of the Pays d’Auge AOC, in the heart of the Normandy region. In 1919, Jules Desfrieches, a veteran from world war one, retreated to his family farm and pressed his first bottles of cider.
In 1949, his son, Léon, took over the family estate and renamed the cider-house “Le Père Jules” as an homage to his father. Léon's son, Thierry, joined the family business in 1976, followed in 2002 by his own son, Guillaume, who now runs the 250 acres estate with 100 acres planted with bittersweet apple trees and 25 acres planted with pears.
The Desfrieches have been following organic practices since the start relying on 100 roaming cows to provide the natural fertilizer and high stalks trees planted far from each other to avoid diseases and contamination.
Three varieties of pears are sourced from orchards planted more than 100 years ago are used in this perry.
Bright straw color, thin beam. Fresh and clean pear scent, zesty and flowery. The palate is clean and dry with delicate flavors of pears mixed with white flowers developing along the tasting.
Great as an apéritif before a meal. Pair with Asian food, cream-based chicken and pork dishes, grilled scallops, sautéed chicken livers with caramelized onion and pear, and fruit tarts.