Eric Bordelet Poire Granit$21.99
We are excited to present our annual offer Eric Bordelet’s delicious artisan ciders from his old-growth, biodynamically farmed heirloom orchards in Normandy. We love telling how Eric became the de facto master of great cider. In the early ‘90s, he was a sommelier at l’Arpege in Paris before moving back to the countryside and taking over the family farm. He drew inspiration from the late great Didier Dagueneau for inspiration and mentorship while quickly becoming a fantastic talent at this craft. These are the three cuvées we bring in every Fall when the new releases arrive. His Sidre “Tendre” is an excellent introduction to his sparkling apple ciders, very gently off-dry with tons of purity and apple charm. I found a tendre in my cellar from a few years back, and it was still delightfully good. His “Argelette” takes it to the next level. His top apple cuvée that is bone dry with a finer effervescence, it is a selection of his oldest apple trees on very stony soil and has been the finale for many dinners at home. Finally, the Poire ‘Granit’ is for our palates is the best cider we’ve ever tasted, and it is reaffirmed every year. It comes from 300-year-old pear trees that have grown 60 feet in height, a small parcel that has never been treated chemically, and produces a cider with acidity, finesse, and complexity that are almost reminiscent of grower Champagne. Alcohols range from 4 to 7% for the trio, and all come in 750ml bottles. Incredibly delicious and refined ciders crafted by a master artisan and have always been a massive hit with family around the holidays.