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Bélénos

Domaine Johanna Cécillon

Bélénos Bottle
Appellation
Costarmoricain
Variety
A blend of indigenous Breton pears
Age of Vines
30+
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Deep loam, granite subsoil
Altitude
50 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, stored in wooden crates before fermentation, natural yeast fermentation in tank
Aging
Bottled in late May, secondary fermentation in bottle, no added SO2, not disgorged

Overview

You would have thought that by now Johanna Cécillon would have run out of local Celtic divinities for her remarkable farmhouse cidres. Luckily for all of us, there seems to be an endless supply of Celtic gods despite a more limited supply of apples – Bélénos is a Perry or Poiré, not a Cidre. Named in honor of the god of the sun and health, Bélénos is made from pears grown in a small orchard surrounded by cherry trees. The fruit is harvested in September and rests in small wooden crates to concentrate the sugars before pressing.

Brittany, France
  • Location
    Brittany, France
  • Appellation
    Costarmoricain
  • Proprietor
    Famille Cécillon
  • Winemaker
    Johanna Cécillon
  • Size / Elevation
    8 hectares / meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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