From our friends at FieldBird: Pears are cool. We like pears. Pears like organic farming practices. The pear trees at our orchard produced an exceptional amount of fruit in 2019, in fact that harvest is now known as "pearmageddon" around these parts. We had literal tonnes of a bunch of different varietals, they were all beautiful and delicious...but there were a lot of them. This let us play around with a few different styles. One of which is the 2019 Black Barred. Fermented with skin on, we wanted to add some sparkle. These pears went into a giant, pressurized, stainless tank, giving us refreshing, crisp bubbles. The result was so delicious! We partnered with our friends at Lighthall Vineyards to do a special run of Charmat style sparkling. Think of it as prosecco, but with pears.
Food pairing: stick to simple here to avoid overshadowing the delicate flavours of this perry, think fish + chips, steamed mussels, crab cakes, mild blue cheese or maybe a chicken pot pie