Eric Bordelet, once a famous sommelier at the famed 3-star Parisian restaurant L’Arpège, is now one of the most respected cider makers in France. After his time in Paris and at the urging of his friend, the legendary Didier Dagueneau, Eric returned to his family property in Charchigny, Normandy to make outstanding cider. In 1992 he took over his family business and taking the best of what he had learned about oenology, applied it to making cider.
2017 Poiré Granit (5% abv) The granite soil under the pear orchards forces the roots down deep producing a stronger minerality than in the Poiré Authentique. The trees in this orchard are the oldest on the Bordelet property—dating back to the 1700s. Poiré Granit is delicate with balanced fruit, acidity and minerality.