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2021 Bordelet, Corme (Normandy Crabapple) 500ml

2021 Bordelet, Corme (Normandy Crabapple) 500ml

SKU: 4766-R4

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This super-rare cider made from an ancient crabapple-like fruit native to the border area of the Loire Valley and Normandy.  

Eric Bordelet has truly upped his game with this unique cider. The nose is fresh, floral and somewhat honeyed with delicate notes of pear and apple. In the realm of fine wine with true finesse and grace in the aromatics and balance of this unique beverage. Crisp, full and persistent on the palate with a subtle mineral vein and wonderfully complex.

Formerly the sommelier at one of Paris' most famous Michelin 3-star restaurants (Arpege), Eric Bordelet was encouraged by his good friend Didier Dageneau to pursue his dream of making world-class cider in his native Normandy. Moving back to his family's farm, Eric was blessed with some of the most exquisite raw material he could have ever wanted. There are some 100 varieties of apples on the farm and a small orchard of pear trees planted around 1700. 85% of the types of apples in the base cuvee come from heirloom or antique apple trees. Heirlooms are old varieties that have been grown, savored, and passed down for generations, sometimes for centuries. They come in every color, size, and shape and are all about flavor—usually exquisite, always unique. Bordelet uses about 40% sweet apples for flesh, 40% sour ones for aromatic character and 20% bitter ones for structure for his ciders. You've never tasted cider like this.

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