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Lapinette Release Party – Chicago

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Lapinette Release Party – Chicago

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at brunch to celebrate 2020 Lapinette! Café Cancale will feature special food pairings, and we’ll also be bringing some past vintages of this perennial French cidre brut. Bring friends, enjoy brunch, and taste through the batches!

The way we see it, in the springtime when apples growers of Normandy see little rabbits in their orchard, they are guaranteed a bountiful harvest. The young rabbits bring good luck to the apple farmer, as they never leave their warren until after the final frost.

Our Lapinette Norman-style cidre brut is reminiscent of the old days in France, before the great wars, when wine makers of the south shared their used barels with their northern cousins. The resulting ciders were complex with a balance of flavors from the fruit, the farm, and the barrel. Virtue has recreated this traditional cider by sourcing tart fruit and patiently aging for months in French oak barrels. Lapinette offers a complex nose of both the farm and the barrel, with a refreshingly dry, mineral finish.

7.1% ABV


March 21
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Virtue Cider


Café Cancale
1576 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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