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Cidrerie du VULCAIN

The vulcain (red admiral) butterfly is the icon for Jacques Perritaz’ cider production. This butterfly, included on the cider labels designed by Gisèle Rime, is a loyal companion during the autumn harvest, fluttering among the fallen fruit on the ground. Their populations increase in Fribourg at this time of year, due to seasonal migration from Northern Europe.

La Cidrerie du Vulcain works exclusively with the local orchard fruits of Fribourg: ancient varieties of apples, pears and quinces grown on high-branched, untreated trees. The Fribourg terroir, with its cool climate and diverse soils, provides for beautiful nuances in the aromatic expression of the Vulcain ciders, an effect that is only enhanced by the old age of the high-branched trees.

The fruit is bought directly from the producers, and Jacques often harvests himself. Through boosting the market for ciders and table fruit, the goal is to valorize Fribourg’s older, high-branched orchards that otherwise risk abandonment. Such actions help preserve a natural diversity and richness in Fribourg, essential to maintaining biodiversity. This movement has been otherwise promoted by the FSP (Swiss Landscape Foundation).

Jacques’ flagship cuvées are the partially fermented sparkling ciders (made with the “guillage” method of Clairette de Die) or ciders respecting the Normandy and Brittany methods of production. Different cuvées are crafted in function of the conditions of each year, depending on the available varieties. The ciders are always “pure juice,” fermented with their wild yeasts, only lightly filtered and only lightly sulfured at bottling time (depending on the type of cuvée).



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Jacques Perritaz

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ancient varieties of apples, pears and quinces


  • Cidre de Fer (demi-sec)
  • Sparkling
  • Grand Brut (brut)
  • Sparkling
  • La Transparente (demi-sec)
  • Sparkling
  • Poiré (doux)
  • Sparkling
  • Poiré (sec)
  • Sparkling
  • Premiers Emois (demi-sec)
  • Sparkling
  • Trois Pepins (sec)
  • Sparkling
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