Notes from European Cellars:
"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."