Poiré is a traditional beverage made in Normandy by the fermentation of Pear Juice. It is made of several Pear Varieties such as Plant de Blanc, Muscadet, Avenelle and Poire de Grise. Quickly crushed after picking, the pear juice ferments naturally for 5 to 8 weeks. Poiré is bottled in the middle of the fermentation process. Fermentation then continues inside the bottle: sugar is transformed into alcohol with natural production of carbonic gas with resulting bubbles.
Very clear colour with gold high lights. Nose is delicate with pear flavours and citrus hints. Mouth is refreshing both fruity and dry. How to enjoy Poiré : Poiré is a light, elegant and refreshing drink which can be enjoyed as an aperitif. Recommended starters pairings : terrines, shellfish (excellent with oysters), salads (artichoke, endive, curly endive). Main Course : steamed fish Dessert: fruit sorbets, strawberries.
A tasting glass as for wine is the best - (I.N.A.O. glass)
"This is the type of poire cidre which would easily substitute a sparkling wine on any dinner table. It had class and sophistication and was elegantly poised. It offered up everlasting generosity which would make any cider lover happy. A very nice Domfrontais poire cidre indeed. "