Poire Williams


non Vintage
Christian Etter


The “Williams Christ” pear tree variety can now be found all over the world. Virtually all of them can provide us with perfect table pears. But those from the Wallis region are the best suited for distilling. We prefer the smaller pears from the right bank of the Rhône in the Wallis region and have been obtaining our supply of these from the same producers for many years. They guarantee us the excellent quality that we need. We pay an additional price to buy the fresh and fully ripened pears in “yellow quality”, i.e. fully ripened. These pears are much riper than the pears you can buy in delicatessen stores. That’s why our Williams pear develops an incredibly fresh Williams pear taste, full of character. As soon as it has been picked the fruit is transported each day from the Wallis region to our plant in Zug. The task now is to capture this excellent aroma. Before the mashing process the fruit is sorted and checked on a conveyor belt. The resultant mash is bursting with fruity aroma and all the visitors to our factory during this period go into raptures if we let them eat one of these fully ripened Williams pears! Visit us during the harvest season at the beginning of September and we’ll give you one of these heavenly pears so you can enjoy your very own personal taste experience! The distillation process commences eight to ten weeks after fermentation in temperature controlled containers, this process is used to extract the core fruit using a great deal of experience and instinct. The best of the material is then stored for several months until the various aromas have combined to produce a harmonious flavour. The subsequent tasting and approval by the Etter family is your guarantee that you will be able to enjoy the best quality Williams pears from the Wallis region in their most attractive form.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Pear, The right bank, “rive droite”, in the Rhône of the Wallis region, Switzerland
6-12 months matured in stainless steel tanks
| Appearance
Pure, crystal clear
| Aroma
Gentle, rich aroma, refreshing and fruity
| Taste
Balanced, fully aromatic, typical, with long lasting, fruity aftertaste
| Serving Suggestions
An ideal digestif (French word for digest which superbly rounds off a good meal thanks to its elegance and superb harmony of flavours.

Poire Williams

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