Eric Bordelet 2017 'Authentique' Poire, Pays d'Auge
Item Number: 11696
Sub Region: Pays d'Auge
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Heirloom Pear
Type: Cider - Normandy Style Cider
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Schist and granite
Terroir Notes: Bordelet's 15-hectare property is situated in the south of Normandy on the Armorican Massif. Dating back to the Precambrian Era, the terroir includes red schist and granite, which imbue the fruit with minerality and texture. Bordelet uses about 22 different types of apple trees, 85% of which from heirloom varieties, and 15 types of pear trees. All of the trees are pure varietals, no hybrids or cross-bred types. The newer trees are very densely planted and trellised whereas the older ones are more widely spaced. All farming is biodynamic, and the property is certified organic. The orchards are dry farmed.
Production Notes: Hand-picked in small, wooden crates, the pears are then placed in a dry and aired location for 3 to 5 weeks for dehydration. The pears are ground and simply pressed. Pressing is followed by settling and racking several times to clarify and to slow down fermentation. The poiré is filtered and bottled during fermentation with no additional sugar or chapitalization. Bubbles develop within two weeks of bottling.
Tasting Notes: This Poiré Authentique tantalizes the taste buds. It offers lively juice with light and elegant pear flavors. Ultra fine bubbles reinforce freshness and elegance.