Perry Cuvée 2022
The Black Forest landscape is dotted with huge, ancient pear trees. Up to 200 years old, these gnarly giants are remnants from the time when subsistence farmers relied on them to feed their animals and themselves.
These are true perry pears, bursting with sugar, flavor and TANNIN – perfect for making high quality perry. However, harvesting and processing is very laborious. The pears are small, ripen over an extended period, and often do not store well. We will visit a tree 5-10 times in a season, to ensure that we are only getting perfectly ripe fruit.
We gladly make this effort, because the results are worth it. The perry is on par with anything coming out of England or Austria.
This perry is a blend of varieties from our orchard in Öfingen, including Schweizer Wasserbirne, Gelbmöstler, Bayerische Weinbirne, Oberösterreicher, grüne Jagdbirne, Luxemburger Mostbirne.
|0,75L champagne bottle
|Has a lively sparkle, an intense floral nose, fruity aromas of pear and ripe melon, but also petrichor, and something woody; acid and tannins are well defined but balanced.
Drinks very nicely now, but will also mature beautifully over years, if you can wait.
|Cellar temperature – opens up a lot as it warms.
Pairs well with many foods, e.g. fish, spicy Asian cuisine, and younger cheeses.