This special Poiré of Friardel carries the essence of a single, centuries-old pear tree in the Norman commune of Friardel in the Calvados territory. The versatile soils are composed of chalk, clay, flint, silt and blue flint, giving the landscape its unique character. Carefully collected by hand and spontaneously fermented, this Poiré was bottled using the traditional method on 2 March 2019 and disgorged on 6 December 2021.
The bouquet of colours, from intense gold to amber and orange, is dynamic and captures the eye with a particularly invigorating mousse.
As a pear sparkling wine, Friardel Poiré offers a bouquet that combines rich notes of cider pear and iodine. This harmonises perfectly with aromas of Geuze beer, blond tobacco nuance and a blend of warm pear tart and the freshness of crushed stone.
On the palate, the poiré of this unique tree reveals all its finesse and depth. A playful sweetness meets subtly tart and intense aromas of pears and pear quince, apple and pure must. These are joined by blond tobacco, pungent kumquat peel, a hint of iodine and geuze. The moussing creates an enveloping sensation, while the tannin creates a slight resistance. The rich fruitiness and silky acidity complement each other perfectly. Additional freshness is provided by both the tannin and the dynamic minerality.
This poiré is an excellent accompaniment to dishes such as a terrine of chicken liver with gorgonzola and apple, quail with mushroom ravioli and sage butter, or a yellow beet tart with walnuts and blue cheese.
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