Poiré Granit, Eric Bordelet, Normandy, France 2022
Regular price £23.20
Eric Bordelet approaches Cider-making with the same intensity as a passionate oenologist brings to winemaking. Eric worked as sommelier in the 3-star Arpège restaurant in Paris, where he became deeply familiar with top winemakers and wineries. In 1992 he took over the tiny patch of family farmed orchards in Charchigné, in the heart of Normandy’s premium Cider producing area. Since then he has set about rescuing the ancient ‘heirloom’ varieties of pears and apples that produce tiny quantities and amazing flavours. Working organically on his 23-hectare property, the fruit is dry-farmed, as Bordelet prefers to work with tiny very flavoursome apples and pears. His ciders are deliberately made in a very gently sparkling pétillant style and do not have the same level of effervescence as many other ciders.
5.5% abv. Produced from pear trees estimated to be about 300 years old. It doesn't taste particularly sweet, due to the tannin and acidity, which Eric Bordelet says is twice as high as the apple. Stunning as an aperitif or with cheese or desserts.