Eric Bordelet, Poiré Granit
The Poiré Granit is the sublime expression of pears from ancient trees, now measuring over twenty metres, which like all the other trees in the orchard have never been sprayed. The tradition says that it takes one hundred years for the trees to grow, one hundred years to produce the fruit and one hundred years to die.
The nose expresses stony, mineral notes and gorgeously ripe pear, quince and pineapple. The palate is generously fruited and ripe with more pear and caramel flavours preceding a lively fizz and racy acidity. Bordelet often serves it with pan-fried scallops; it would probably also work beautifully with goat’s cheese.