Alcohol Percentage: 6.3% abv
Bottle Volume: 750 ml
Aroma & Flavor
Nose of wine and sweet pears, with a pleasant, round grapefruit note and a heart of clean, tannic pear. Bright and quenching.
We ferment Finnriver perry pears and then add organic cane sugar to round out the acidity and balance the strong astringent tannins. Once the pomace rests, the must (juice) settles out and the wine needs cold stabilizing, bentonite, and a polishing filter to get to the bright and quenching perry. After fermentation, we add organic cane sugar to round out the acidity and balance the strong astringent tannins.
As with cider apples, special pear varieties are used to make Perry, which are higher in tannin and acid than eating or cooking pears. Perry pears are thought to be descended from wild hybrids, known as wildings, brought to northern Europe by the Romans. Perry pears often have higher levels of sugar than cider apples, including unfermentable sugars such as sorbitol, which can give the finished drink a residual sweetness.
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