Perry Cuvée 2021
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.
Compared to our award-winning vintage 2020, the Cuvée ’21 is slightly richer, not quite as lean as the preceding year, exemplifying the subtle differences between vintages.
|Process||Fermented to dry and bottle conditioned|
|Bottle||0,75L champagne bottle|
|Tasting Notes||A blend of different varieties that are present in our orchard in Öfingen. Notes of pear, ripe melon and pineapple; grippy tannins give it heft and a long finish. |
A hint of sweetness with balanced acidity make this a very approachable drink.
|Serving suggestion||Cellar temperature. Pairs well with many foods, e.g. fish, spicy Asian cuisine, and of course cheese.|