Calvados 1969
Bottle Domaine Dupont Calvados 1969

Calvados 1969
A.O.C. Calvados du Pays d'Auge

Bottle Domaine Dupont Calvados 1969

Calvados vintage 1969 was distilled in 1969 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.
80% of bittersweet apples
20% of acid apples
from September to November
Alcohol content:
41 % 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 1969, in oak vat and in a toasted 400 litre (88 imp gallon) oak barrel. 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: Very deep mahogany colour. Transparent and brilliant.
Nose: Gentle and without aggressiveness. Aromas of wood and spices dominate. Finishes with fruity notes. The aromas of calvados left on the sides of the emptied glass reveal a great deal.
Mouth: Intense, persistent, wood and spices. Silky with a hint of bitterness.

Suggestions:   (read also: Tasting Calvados >>)
- Storage: very long, bottles upright without special precautions.
- As a digestive: sipped on its own at room temperature. Its intensity makes it an ideal eau-de-vie for cigar lovers. Highly gastronomic.

Press comments:
La Revue du Vin de France - Martine Nouet :
       " This truly is a great eau-de-vie... "

Bottle type: 70 cl


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