NV Bordelet, Poire Authentique (Normandy Pear) 750ml
NV Bordelet, Poire Authentique (Normandy Pear) 750mlSKU: 4765-R4
This pear cider has very expressive aromatics, gentle mousse and beautiful balance, refreshing acidity and traditional off-dry palate (with a hint of sweetness).
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.
Food pairing: aperitif, goat cheese, game.