Calvados Fine Reserve
Bottle Domaine Dupont Calvados Fine Reserve

Calvados Fine Reserve
A.O.C. Calvados du Pays d'Auge

Bottle Domaine Dupont Calvados Fine Reserve

Calvados Fine Reserve has aged 2 years in oak barrels, with 50% of new oak.

Terroir: Clay and Oxfordian marl soil.
Varieties:
 
80% of bittersweet apples
20% of acid apples
Harvesting:
from September to November
Alcohol content:
40 % 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: Two years minimum. In toasted 400 l (88 imperial gallon) oak barrels, 50% of which are new. Bottled when ordered.

Tasting Notes:
Eyes: Golden yellow. Clear and brilliant .
Nose: fine, complex, very intense. Aromas of apple, pear, vanilla and citrus with earthy hints .
Mouth: Round and fresh. Shows fruity aromas, of vanilla and dried fruits. A well integrated whole with good intensity.

Suggestions:   (read also: Tasting Calvados >>)
- Storage: very long, bottles upright without special precautions.
- As an Aperitif: on its own, over ice, or with a drop or two of water to let it release its aromas.
- For Cooking: to flambé, and for sorbets and granités.
- As a Digestive: Drinking temperature 20-22°C (68 to 72°F). Must be given time to breathe. Very gastronomic. Accompanies dark chocolate and fine cigars.

Press comments:
Jason Wilson - Washington Post:
        "My favorite affordable calvados..."
Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal : Highly recommended 4/5

Bottle types: 70 cl - 50 cl - 35 cl     Bottle 70 cl  Bottle 50 cl  Bottle 37,5 cl

 

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