Cormé is a drink of ancient origin produced with corms, fruits of the Cormier (Sorbus Domestica), a tree of the Rosaceae family such as Apple and Pear. The corm is a small pome fruit, yellowish, red or gray in color depending on the variety. It was once valued for its medicinal properties.
Originating in the 15th century, particularly in the former province of Maine, region of western France broadly encompassing the departments of Mayenne and Sarthe. The name Cormier will come from the Gallic "curmi" fermented drink, such as Cervoise. South of the Loire, this tree is called Sorbier, from the Latin "sorbere" drink, sorbian fruits. It is the only wild tree that produces large quantities of fruit. In line with Eric’s aim to preserve the patrimony of his region he has started producing Corme which had disappeared from production around the 1950’s. Eric’s version has potential alcohol of 9% which is blocked at 7% leaving 30 grams of residual sugar in this utterly delicious
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