Cider made from pears is technically called 'perry', and this one is a renowned European perry made from fruit off 300 year old trees. It shows not only pear characters, but also some almost tropical notes along with a touch of chopped herbs. The palate is medium-sweet with a fine spritz, but it is balanced up with some fine acidity, so it finishes nice and crisp. There is also an appealing talcy tannin mouthfeel that makes this well above average.
The nose expresses stony notes (chalk, flint), fresh herbs and mint, joined by notes of pear, quince, pine apple and caramel. The palate offers acidulated apple flavours.
Produced from pear trees estimated to be about 300 years old. Poiré Granit has 75-80 grams of sugar per litre, yet it doesn’t taste particularly sweet. This is due to the tannin and acidity, which Bordelet says is twice as high as the apple! Stunning as an aperitif or with cheese or desserts. At approximately 3% alcohol this can be enjoyed any time. Cider simply doesn’t get better than this!