Sidre Brut by Eric Bordelet.

Eric Bordelet trained as a sommelier under the tutelage of some of the greatest names in the French wine and restaurant world. In 1992 he returned  to the family farm – located on the iron-rich slate and granite soils of their patch of the Normandie/Vallée de la Loire border – and its 32 hectares of organic apples (30 varieties) and pears (20).  Growing and production are undertaken with the attention of a top-flight winemaker, and the result is a uniquely nuanced, mineral, fruity style made not just to quench the thirst, but to pair with food, as well.

The Bordelet Sidre Brut is softly sparkling with a firm flintiness underlying dry russet flavours.  Sweeter apple flavours shine through, adding complexity, but the overall style is understated sophistication.  A cider for the aficionado.

Pair with mature, hard cheeses and charcuterie.

75cl, 5.5% abv.

£8.95

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