Waits-Mast

WHO WE ARE

Jacques Perritaz is the Swiss version of Johnny Appleseed. Rather than planting trees, however, Jacques protects and perpetuates the fruit heritage of the Swiss Alps by crafting organic, natural ciders. Jacques works his magic in the bucolic pastures just south of Fribourg, Switzerland, an area justly renowned for its dairy cows, cream, and cheese.

He carefully selects heirloom varieties of apple and pear from small, isolated stands of fruit trees (150-200 trees in total) that occasionally emerge from the Alpine pastures. For all his ciders, Jacques forages the organic apples and pears from a total of 150-200 trees annually. He presses the fruit and then clarifies the juice before fermenting it slowly on indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and epoxy tanks. After the juice is fermented to half of its potential alcohol, he filters the inchoate cider to remove particulants, then decants into sealed vessels to allow “ancestral” secondary fermentation. He then draws off the lees, clarifies it, and then bottles the naturally- effervescent ciders.

AT A GLANCE

  •  COUNTRY
  •  France
  •  REGION
  •  Region Name Here Please
  •  APPELLATION(S)
  •  Name Here Please
  •  PRODUCER
  •  Mr. Vinter Name
  •  FOUNDED
  •  1950
  •  ANNUAL PRODUCTION
  •  7,000 cases
  •  FARMING
  •  Biodyanamic(certified)
  •  WEBSITE
  •  domainenamehere.com

VERITAS PORTFOLIO

  • Rosé Pink Pegau Vin de France
  • Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine du Pegau Cuvée Réservée Blanc
  • Rouge Plan Pegau Vin de France Non Millésimé bouteille
  • Côtes du Rhône Villages Château Pegau Cuvée Settier Rouge 2014
  • Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine du Pegau Cuvée Réservée Rouge
  • Côtes du Rhône Château Pegau Cuvée Maclura
  • Côtes du Rhône Château Pegau Cuvée Maclura

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