Eric Bordelet 2021 'Authentique' Poire, Normandy
Item Number: 17471
Sub Region: Pays d'Auge
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Type: Cider - Cider
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 4.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
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 grows 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 varieties, 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 Authentique is filtered and bottled during fermentation with no additional sugar or chaptalization. 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.