Calvados
Bottle Domaine Dupont Calvados 1977 Unreduced

Calvados 1977
A.O.C. Calvados du Pays d'Auge

Bottle Domaine Dupont Calvados 1977 Unreduced

Calvados vintage 1977  was distilled in 1977 and aged in oak vat and in a toasted oak barrel. It was treated in such a way as to maximise its concentration and complexity.

Terroir: Clay and Oxfordian marl soil.
Varieties:
 
80% of bittersweet apples
20% of acid apples
Harvesting:
from September to November
Alcohol content:
42 % vol.

Techniques used:
The apples are mixed, crushed and pressed. The apple juice is fermented right out to give cider to be distilled. Double distillation is carried out 6 months after the fermentation has taken place. The first distillation gives the "petite eau" at 30% by volume and it is the second distillation, that of the "petite eau" which gives the Calvados.
Aging: Since 1977, in toasted 1200 litre (264 imp gallon) and subsequently 400 litre (88 imp gallon) oak barrels. Unfiltered and without being cold stabilized, it was treated in such a way as to maximise its concentration and complexity. Bottled to order.

Tasting Notes:
Eyes: Colour intense orange mahogany. Clear and brilliant.
Nose: Sweet and not aggressive. Complex. The effect of wood dominate, with suggestions of spice and citrus. The aromas of calvados left on the sides of the emptied glass reveal a great deal.
Mouth: Fresh attack, spices (nutmeg) and vanilla. Hints of citrus and bitterness are very present.

Suggestions:   (read also: Tasting Calvados >>)
- Storage: very long, bottles upright.
- As a Digestive: Temperature 20-22°C (68 to 72°F). Intensity makes it ideal for cigar lovers. As this calvados was not cold filtered, a light deposit can appear.

Press comments:
Revue du Vin de France :
"Both powerful and fresh, a feast of aromas..."

Bottle type: 70 cl

 

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