Calvados 1980
Bottle Domaine Dupont Calvados 1980

Calvados 1980
A.O.C. Calvados du Pays d'Auge

Bottle Domaine Dupont Calvados 1980

Calvados vintage 1980 was distilled in 1980 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:
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 1980, 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: Colour golden orange .
Nose: Gentle and subtle. Complex and well formed, citrus and apple.
Mouth: Sweet and fruit forward. Aromas of citrus, cooked apple, dried fruits, toast.

Suggestions:   (read also: Tasting Calvados >>)
- Storage: very long, bottles upright without special precautions.
- As an Aperitif: on its own, or possibly with a drop or two of pure water or a little ice.
- With Food: with a dark chocolate dessert or an apple cake.
- As a Digestive: sipped on its own at room temperature. An ideal eau-de-vie for lovers of good food. Particularly suitable for cigar lovers.

Bottle type: 70 cl


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